Posts in Storytelling & Interviews
Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence with Sarah Hyde

“I know it’s a long way to go but it’s easy. We’ll find the rabbit-proof fence and follow that all the way home” In 1931, Molly, Gracie and Daisy just wanted to go home after being forcibly removed from their families and placed in government settlements. They follow the 1500 kilometre fence that runs across Western Australia. In 2016, Sarah Hyde traces their footsteps and shares her experience.

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Cameleering in the Simpson Desert

As a high school maths teacher my job generally doesn’t liven up conversations, beyond the ‘it’s so important to have good maths teachers’ comment and conversation usually moves on to more interesting subjects. However, the statement ‘I’m working as a cameleer in the Simpson Desert’ does funny things to people’s faces as they try to work out what that actually means…

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How to get into BASE Jumping

So, you think jumping off buildings, cliffs, bridges, and antennas sounds like fun? Well, you’re absolutely right. BASE jumping is a blast! But it’s not for everyone, and it will take a lot of time, energy, money and commitment. One thing IS guaranteed; base jumping will change your life. Here’s a few tips on how to get into BASE jumping, and how to get into it safely…

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Setting a Solid Foundation in the Outdoors for Kids

Our childhood experiences can definitely shape us and stick with us, for better of worse. At She Went Wild, we couldn’t agree more on what a positive impact the outdoors can have on children’s cognitive, physical and character development. We’re stoked to have community member, Shinae Lee Walker, relive a significant child memory of Bundjalung National Park in Australia’s Northern New South Wales on the blog…

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A Journey in the Wild Horse Mountains

The wild horse is like a mythical creature. Liminal; vanishing; in the world I grew up in – Europe – extinct. There was a species of wild horse there once, known as the Tarpan. Many native breeds trace their ancestry back to it, but the species itself was lost some time around the turn of the twentieth century.

So when I learned that for the past ten years, an organisation called Rewilding Europe has been reintroducing herds of horses to the mountains of Bulgaria, I began to dream of travelling out there to see it for myself. I decided to craft an adventure around the idea.

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Fighting pain with adventure. An interview with Olivia.

Standing on the beach with the sun shining and the wind blowing her hair across her face. We catch up with Olivia. She is out of breath and dripping sea water, but grinning from ear to ear. The typical scene after a kite-surfing session at Rosebud beach, Melbourne, Australia. At first glance you might think that this is a kite-surfer who has always been gifted at the sport. A natural from her first time on the water. That couldn't be further from the truth. Olivia tells us her story about how she comes to be standing here, glowing.

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Q&A with 'Long Distance Hiker' Emma Erwin

Meet Emma Erwin. Emma started her running endeavors whilst at college. As a car-less student, Emma ran mostly out of convenience, and to escape dorms in to the outdoor fresh air. By senior year, Emma was regularly running 20 miles roundtrip to catch the sunrise on one of her favourite mountain spots near her college. 

At 21 she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. At 22, Emma ran her first ultra-marathon and got hooked to pacing long miles. Read her Q&A in the blog if you're a curious long distance wanderer too!

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Q&A with Dulkara Martig: Expedition Leader & Outdoor Teacher

Dulkara Martig is a 29 year old woman from New Zealand who has built a life around her love for adventure. She’s a passionate hiker, packrafter, sea and whitewater kayaker, mountain biker and light mountaineer. She has spent the last few years working all around the world as an expedition leader and a teacher in the outdoors. Most of her spare time has been spent embarking on long personal trips into some of the world’s most remote places…

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A Day In The Life of A Hut Warden

If your idea of a dream job involves living in a backcountry cabin and working amidst a stunning alpine landscape, then get your stoke on with the quirky short film Tanya the Hut Warden produced by Olivia Whitney. Tanya Rinehart is an avid mountain biker, trail runner, and rock climber, her experience in outdoor education and her craving to explore have led her from the mountains of her hometown in Colorado to living on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, working in a small Fijian village, and taking the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way from London to Beijing-- having plenty of fun and adventures along the way, of course. Check out 'A Day In The Life Of a Hut Warden' short film produced by Whitney Olivia within her blogpost

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