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Emily Ford and Diggins (IG: emilyontrail)

We Trek

Today is a groovy day as the first day of Black History month, the New Moon, and Imbolc. Whew! I had to remember to change my season wheel as this Sabbat marks halfway between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. I think winter unofficially ends today in Florida though, as we will be back in the 80s this week.

I want to do what I did last year and honor the remarkable and inherent grooviness that is the Black Woman.

First up is Emily Ford. She is the subject of the documentary, β€œBreaking Trail,” as the first woman and the first person of color to complete a documented winter-time thru hike of the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. That’s a frigid 1200 miles at the pace of 20 miles daily for 69 days! She and her companion Diggins, an Alaskan husky, endured temperatures of -53 windchill. I have to put on socks today just thinking about it. I am thankful for women and stories like these for motivation, encouragement, and inclusivity.

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