Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.
United States
134 episodes
since June 15, 2016


Verna is Navajo, a mother of four, and days away from running a 50-mile ultra run. She started running after having her second child 12 years ago. Hear about Verna's journey as a runner and how it’s underlined her resilience as a person. Now she's bringing native women together by uplifting their running journeys, too.Featured in this episode: Verna VolkerHosted by Gale StraubSponsored by Smartwool & StioJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.comIn this episode, you'll hear:About growing up Navajo in Northwest New MexicoHow Verna took up running after her second childThe ways running has emphasized Verna's resilienceWhy Verna shares the stories of other native runners through her Instagram: @native_women_runningVerna's annual virtual run to raise awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous WomenWhy Verna places an emphasis on safety (not fear) when runningWhat excites her about the future of Native Women RunningResourcesVerna Volker: InstagramNative Women Running: InstagramNative Women's Wilderness: Instagram & WebsiteRed Earth Running Co: WebsiteAbout the inaugural virtual run for MMIWAbout Missing & Murdered Indigenous WomenUrban Indian Health InstituteWomen's Running: The Importance of Running in Native American CultureLearn more about the land you're exploring on: She Explores Landing PageSponsors and Discount CodesSmartwool: Learn more at Smartwool.comStio: Get 25% off your order when you use the code 'EXPLORE' at checkoutEpisodes air weekly on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode.Music is by Swelling, Josh Woodward, Kai Engel, and Monplaisir using a creative commons attributions license.
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