I'm reading Ellen MacArthur's autobiography at the moment. She is just about to take part in her first single-handed sailing race and writes:
"More unsettling, though, was being continually asked about what it felt like to be the only girl and the youngest competitor in the race... I had never considered it."
This really struck a chord with me. Part of the ethos Intrepid Magazine promotes is to focus on the adventure or sport, rather than the fact that the participant is female.
It's about adventurous people who just happen to all be women.
"I don't know how it feels to be a guy or 10 years older... I had my own strengths and weaknesses, but so did every other skipper.
Ultimately, there could be no difference. We'd be on the same boats, in the same race, in the same seas."
Team Like a Girl are taking on the Wadi Rum Ultra in October. To find out more see their website.
Rosie Swale Pope has just started her new running challenge - from Britain to Berlin. http://rosieswalepope.co.uk
Jenny Graham has reached Siberia on her round the world cycling challenge. Follow her here: http://trackleaders.com/jennyrtw18f.php
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All over social media - knows how to grow following and engagement
Loves a challenge and the start-up spirit
Would enjoy and has the time to take it on and run with it.
This is a voluntary post, at least until the magazine starts making a profit! Would suit someone with a background in digital marketing, or someone trying to build up a reputation/portfolio in social and digital marketing.
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ACTION EXPRESSES PRIORITIES
Free Paddleboarding Sessions – UK - July & August
Lizzie Carr is offering free SUP sessions if you're willing to pick up plastic while you're out paddling. Locations and dates: https://www.plasticpatrol.co.uk/
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