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Summer Michaud-Skog

Founder, Fat Girls Hiking


Fat Girls Hiking is a diverse body positive hiking community based in Portland, OR.  We want to take the shame & stigma out of the word FAT & empower it.  Our motto, Trails Not Scales reminds us to focus on Self Care in the outdoors. We promote weight-neutrality & Health At Every Size. Trails Not Scales reminds us that the more we hike, the more love we have for ourselves & our bodies just as they are.  We want ALL people to feel comfortable outdoors & to be able to claim their space on the trail. We believe that folks of all ages, sizes, shapes, races, religions, classes, abilities, genders and sexual identities should be represented & celebrated in the outdoors. Summer grew up in Minnesota & has called Portland home for 10 years. She is a feminist, queer, fat femme who loves hiking in dresses. She is a photographer, writer & library book lover. She’s always up for an adventure & will try anything once. She leads hikes & builds body positive movement community in Portland & beyond.

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