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June 29, 2020

"Black women ain't never goin' to fly..." 

“Black women ain’t never goin’ to fly”, Bessie Coleman’s brother told her in 1919, whilst mocking her about her job in a nail salon in Chicago. Her brother John had served in the army during World War I in France, and often spo...

June 12, 2020

"I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions."

Over the years I've done a huge amount of research on female explorers and explorers in general. Although things are changing,...

May 10, 2019

The Living Mountain is like no other book I've read before. It's a poetic homage to The Cairngorm mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. "Poetic homage" sounds very dramatic, but the book really is just that. 

Written in the late 1940s, during the las...

April 27, 2019

Since returning from following in Alexandra David-Neels' footsteps, to be honest I've been a bit lost and confused.

The expedition was a huge success, I learnt so much, met so many amazing people, raised lots of money for Freedom Kit Bags and achieved everything I has s...

October 21, 2017

Somewhere along the way, during the final six month stretch of her 14 year journey, Alexandra David-Néel came across a fur hat in a patch of woodland. Much to the dismay of Yogden her adopted Lama son, she decided to pick it up.

Yogden was wary of the furry thing,...

September 29, 2017

I've always loved books, so here are five of my favourites, which in some way or another have influenced the Woman with Altitude project: 

My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel

This is the book that directly inspired the whole Woman with Altitude project, My Journe...

September 3, 2017

This famous image of Alexandra David-Néel below will be the inspiration behind everything I'll be wearing on my journey. The image was taken in 1923, before the final stages of her 14 year journey around Asia, when she dressed as an elderly beggar woman, and secretly e...

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