Shelma Jun is the founder of Flash Foxy and the Women's Climbing Festival. Flash Foxy is a multi-media platform created in 2014 to celebrate women climbing with women and to be a place women can come to feel inspired by and connected to each other. The Women’s Climbing Festival, which first started in 2016 in Bishop, CA brings 300 women together over a weekend of climbing, panels, clinics and more. An additional festival location was added in Chattanooga, TN in 2017. A leader in the outdoors community, Shelma has written, spoken and presented on the importance of creating a climbing community that reflects and welcomes everyone who identifies as a climber. She also currently sits on the Board of Directors for Access Fund. Prior to Flash Foxy, Shelma worked for five years in NYC as the Community Design Manager at Hester Street Collaborative and as a Community Planner at Asian Americans for Equality. During her tenure, she created participatory tools to engage people in shaping their public spaces, developed community-based plans, participated in neighborhood coalitions and facilitated the creation of public art installations. She also co-found Biking Public Project, an organization that aims to expand local cycling advocacy discussions by reaching out to underrepresented bicyclists around New York City including women, people of color, and delivery cyclists. Raised in California but currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Shelma can often be found plugging widgets into horizontal cracks at the Gunks or getting scared on granite highballs in Bishop.
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