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Forever Unfolding: Kara Richardson Whitely

By She Explores

Kara Richardson Whitely is the author of Gorge, a memoir about her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and her lifelong experience with binge eating disorder, the most common (but least talked about) eating disorder. Kara's proud to be part of a growing community of plus-size adventurers, while simultaneously acknowledging that her relationship with food and her body is forever unfolding.Featured in this episode: Kara Richardson WhitelyHosted by Gale StraubSponsored by Danner, Smartwool , and ThirdLoveJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.comIn this episode, you'll hear:How's Kara's definition of a "hiker girl" has changed over timeWhat binge eating disorder is, how it's not talked about enough, and why it needs to be talked about moreWhy, when Kara wrote about her third hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in her memoir Gorge, she decided to include her relationship with foodHow hiking gives Kara space to think, and how it's basically the opposite of bingeingAbout the first of Kara's Moving Mountains Retreat series Why Kara is proud to be part of a growing community of plus size hikersResourcesKara Richardson Whitely: Website, Instagram & FacebookMove Mountains Retreat: Reset Your New Year - January 12, 2020; Learn more here.Books: Gorge (2015), The Weight of Being (2018), and Fat Woman on the Mountain (2014)She Explores Landing PageOther ResourcesMirna Valerio: InstagramWNDR Outdoors: InstagramAbout Binge Eating DisorderListen to the Curvy Kili Crew Hike on She ExploresJenny Bruso's guide to plus size activewearNational Eating Disorder Association: HelplineSponsors and Discount CodesSmartwool: Learn more at Smartwool.comDanner: Learn more at Danner.comThirdLove: Get 15% off your order by heading to ThirdLove.com/exploreEpisodes air weekly on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode.Music is by Swelling, Josh Woodward, Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Monplaisir using a creative commons attributions license.

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