There is a frustrating dearth of information about what, if any, considerations to make when training trans athletes. Most of the day-to-day training information is applied regardless of gender (or should be) but there are still a few specific concerns for people who are taking replacement hormones or have undergone surgery. Most published research has…

Vanessa Friedman’s essay “Why I Got Off the Pacific Crest Trail Instead of Walking All the Way to Canada” dives into the challenges she faced as a self-described “fat slow lesbian” on the PCT. The trail hiking community, celebrated by many as welcoming and a “second family” was less welcoming and more passive aggressive towards someone they felt was an outsider. It’s a long read, but absolutely worth your time.

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