Lead From Behind: Summer Michaud-Skog


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Summer Michaud-Skog, founder of Fat Girls Hiking and full-time road traveler, knows firsthand about what it takes to support a community where inclusion is the priority. And in a time where conversations around DEI are breaking open on the road and in the outdoors, her voice and thoughts about leading by following is incredibly valuable.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • What vehicles Summer has used to live a mobile lifestyle
  • The organization Summer started, Fat Girls Hiking, and why she started it
  • How Summer grew Fat Girls Hiking through a road trip
  • The important learnings she’s gleaned to make hiking outings more inclusive
  • Why #vanlife as it is today is problematic when it comes to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion)

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Music is by Jason Shaw and Josh Woodward.
WOTR is produced and hosted by Laura Hughes.
Podcast cover artwork designed by Dani Opal.

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