*Misfit Showcase!* Misfit Showcase features stories, highlights, art, etc. of individuals who have a love of outdoor adventuring, but may not fit the "typical" outdoor mold. Read on to see how we're changing the outdoor narrative, one story at a time!
I grew up very involved with the outdoors. I was in scouting and became an Eagle Scout. I enjoyed hiking, hunting, and anything that kept me outside. I even joined the Army and went into the Infantry.
When I transitioned it was amazing to be able to live life as my authentic self but I was so worried that it would come with giving up so much that I loved. There still isn’t a ton of visibility of trans women, and when we are visible it’s usually not in an outdoor setting. It took me a little time to rediscover my passion for the outdoors but I’m so glad I did. -Chloe (@cenderton)
Chloe would like to give a shout-out to the @VentureOutProject, where she'll be attending this fall to attend training to lead hikes with them!
Please feel free to share, and check out the blog (link in bio or linktr.ee/misfithikers) to read past showcases!
[Image Description: Chloe stands in front of a waterfall, against a railing, smiling, one arm outstretched and the other holding a little blond-haired girl, whose arms are also outstretched. Chloe wears sunglasses and a dark coat laced in hot pink, and the little girl wears a pink tutu and dark leggings, with an animal hat.]