We are so excited to announce as of July 2018, we have a FGH Los Angeles chapter! Our amazing ambassadors & hike leaders are Alma & Kelly. They can be reached at fatgirlshikingLA@gmail.com! All LA-area hikes/events will be posted through FGH social media with links posted here: EVENTS
Hi I’m Alma and I’m excited to serve as one of the Fat Girls Hiking ambassadors for LA. I didn’t grow up a lover of the outdoors or physical activity; in fact it’s only been in recent years I’ve felt drawn to participate in activities that take place outside. Much of this I attribute to healing and working on having a loving relationship with my body as it is: fat. I try to approach moving my body from a place of joy and not from a place rooted in fatphobia. When I hike I want to enjoy nature and appreciate my body’s capacity for movement. As a fat woman of color I know there’s a great need for spaces that center folks normally left out of the larger hiking community. This means a space for fat folks, disabled folks, people of color, queer folks, and so many folks who live at many of these and other intersections. I’m ready to participate in building this kind of a community in LA and look forward to meeting y’all.
Hey! My name is Kelly, I am from Pasadena, CA and I am so excited to join the Fat Girls Hiking community as an ambassador! I grew up going to the beach every summer and camping trips here and there throughout the year. My mom and I have always loved bird watching, and I appreciate her for facilitating my love of nature.
I love everything about this natural world (my friends even call me Mother Earth), but if I had to pick some favorites, I would say: sunsets, birds and flowers. Also, if I can watch a sunset while sitting in a jacuzzi, sipping wine – then I am in heaven! This combination doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it is magnificent.
I haven’t done a ton of hiking in my life, so I am super excited to get out there and explore! I proudly consider myself a hiking noob. (“noob” is a term I learned from my 8 year old son who lives and breathes the minecraft universe). Hiking is therapeutic and makes me so happy. I think it is fascinating what our bodies can do and where they can take us. I enjoy learning something new about myself or the world every time I go on a hike. I truly can’t wait to meet more of the amazing people in this community and share some glorious hiking experiences!