Have a bit of faith in yourself…

So often I see and hear women beating themselves down: ‘I’ll never be ready to attend that training’, ‘I won’t be able to keep up’, ‘I’m really sorry if this isn’t an appropriate comment to make …’.

Men don’t have these worries. They see the world as theirs to take and they take it. If we want equality we have to do that. We have to see the opportunities put in front of us and back ourselves to take them. We are skilled, we have things to offer, our contributions are valid, and we’ll almost definitely be able to keep up! We need to start backing ourselves and putting ourselves out there. Women now make up 47% of participants in outdoor and extreme recreation, we need to start actually occupying that space!

Submitted by Nicola Carmen – follow her on Instagram.

Published by Hetty Key

If I'm outside I'm happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it's at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears