Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh!  We are so excited to have a FGH chapter in your city!  Hikes & other events for the area will be posted on the main FGH social media pages as well as the Eventbrite page, ‘follow’ Fat Girls Hiking to receive an email whenever a new hike is posted:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/fat-girls-hiking-8629131029

The ambassadors can be reached at:  fghpittsburgh@gmail.com

 

Melissa

After a couple years of soul searching and trying to navigate my way around this crazy world, I am finally coming around to the idea that I don’t need to be “thin” or “fit” to be happy and healthy. And being outdoors really helps drive this home for me. It’s amazing what our bodies (any body) can do! I am so excited to share my love of nature with others and to hopefully encourage someone to try something new. It is so freeing to just be one with nature, being your true authentic self, breathing the clean air and hearing, and seeing the buzz of the working ecosystem. 31E1536D-E580-4ABC-A63F-8D25B56D61D5I am also beyond grateful and pumped to be a part of an ever expanding community of acceptance. Growing up, and even still to this day, I’ve had trouble feeling accepted and feeling like I belonged. So knowing that there are people who will like me just the way I am, is a true blessing! I am so looking forward to meeting you! Happy trails!

 

Amanda

In Western Pennsylvania born and raised, in the country is where I spent most of my days… which is probably why I like being outdoors so much and think that those experiences should be accessible, inclusive, and comfortable for everyone.

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My name is Amanda, and I am truly honored to be part of the Fat Girls Hiking Pittsburgh Chapter. I come from a family that does outdoorsy activities, but I have always been excluded from things like hikes and fishing trips because, “it isn’t ladylike,” and, “you’ll never make it back up the hill.” That is, was, and always will be a bunch of malarkey. The outdoors shouldn’t be intimidating, and no one should be in the business of excluding others from accessing and enjoying it. I am excited to work with an organization that strives for inclusion, promotes diversity, and is body and ability positive.

I can’t wait to hit the trails (and wherever else) with FGH Pittsburgh.

 

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