Fishing for Community: Serene Cusack

By Ravel Media

Serene Cusack wants to build more community in the fly fishing world, especially amongst those folks who haven’t always been included. Whether through her own social media handle, “Fatty on the Fly” or the community she’s building via “Outcast Anglers,” Serene is passionate about sharing the joy she finds in fly fishing with more people. In this episode, the first of Gabaccia Moreno’s hosting residency on She Explores, we learn about Serene’s path to fly fishing, the change she’d like to see in the sport, what it’s like being a woman of size on the water, and more.About Serene: Serene Cusack was born and raised in the mountains of Montana. After successfully completing a four year degree in five at Montana State University, followed by a Masters in Social Work, she launched into the world of helping adolescents experiencing mental health crises. With a stressful job comes the need for self care. Serene has found that her connection with water and fly fishing brings the perfect rhythm of peace and balance. Passionate about people, fly fishing, and trying to not take life too seriously, she has found herself at the intersection of the things she loves. Serene self identifies as a fat person and noticed that plus size representation in the sport of fly fishing is inadequate. She dreams of the day she sees others that look like her represented in the fly fishing industry. Until then, she will continue to spread the big love to all bodies on the river banks. Currently she lives and fly fishes on the stolen land of the Bitterroot Salish in Missoula, Montana.  Featured in this episode: Serene CusackHosted & Produced by Gabaccia MorenoEditing & Additional Production Support by Gale StraubA production of Ravel MediaSponsored by DeuterJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit & Follow Us on InstagramResourcesFeatured in this episode: Serene CusackInstagram: @FattyontheFlyOrganizations Mentioned in this Episode:Confluence Collective: Website | InstagramOutcast Anglers: InstagramOutcast Camp Out: August 5 - 8Ravel MediaSponsors and Discount CodesDeuterMusic is licensed through Musicbed.Episodes air weekly on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode.

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