More Women Than Ever Are Leading Outdoor Media

Plus, Mikaela Shiffrin's only competition

Happy Monday! I’m back from a lady trip to the desert and am happy to report that Moab remains magical.

What I’m reading

6 Ways to Raise Brave Boys: Don't conflate fearlessness with bravery. [Rachel Walker for Outside]

The Wild Ones: People said that women had no place in the Grand Canyon and would likely die trying to run the Colorado River. In 1938, two female scientists set out to prove them wrong. [Melissa L. Sevigny for The Atavist]

Mikaela Shiffrin's Only Competition Is Mikaela Shiffrin: The fastest woman on skis isn't slowing down. [Peter Vigneron for Outside]

Axie Navas Is a Boss: Navas, a former Outside editor, is tasked with finding New Mexico's outdoor businesses and supporting their needs through the state's new office. [Amelia Arvesen for SNEWS]

More Women Than Ever Are Leading Outdoor Media. Here’s What That Means. As with much of the outdoor industry, outdoor media has historically been male-dominated, which plays a monumental role in shaping the narrative around how we think about the outdoors and adventure sports like skiing, biking, kayaking, mountaineering, climbing, trail running, etc. But over the last few years, there’s been a meteoric elevation of the women’s platform in general in the outdoor world. [Cassidy Randall for Forbes]

'Any One of Us' Is More Than an Inspirational Film: Last spring, Outside's features editor watched pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia's documentary about the spinal-cord injury he sustained at Red Bull Rampage. Ahead of its HBO release this month, she and her partner viewed it again after their own life-altering experience. [Gloria Liu for Outside]

Meet Memo, the Marie Kondo of Fitness: In a cluttered world of boutique fitness studios and high-end gear, Guillermo Piñeda Morales reminds us that we don’t need much to be our best. [Lindsay Crouse, Nayeema Raza, Taige Jensen and Max Cantor for The New York Times]

Last but not least