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What We’re Reading This Weekend

Grab a cup of tea and dive into these great articles from across some of our partner brands at Outside.

Yoga Journal is part of Outside—a family of 36 amazing brands; many of which are devoted to creating world-class health and wellness content. Thanks to our brilliant colleagues, there’s always something engaging or compelling to read! While yoga is the subject closest to our hearts, we appreciate great storytelling and service about other wellness topics, too. Here are our few of our recent favorites; we hope that you enjoy them as much as we did.

Two women backpacking in the backcountry
Photo: Courtesy of Zoe Gates

Women in the Backcountry Don’t Need Your Help

Many women have experienced mansplaining in our workplaces or social circles, but seasoned hiker and Backpacker editor Zoe Gates recounts how she’s experienced it on the trail, too. The encounter she describes is all too common for many female hikers, if the response on our company Slack channel is anything to go by.

woman in mountains
Photo: Illustration by Eleanor Taylor

How Nature Helped Me Recover from an Eating Disorder

Outside correspondent Kate Siber learned to reinhabit her body by being outdoors. But she didn’t expect that healing would also bring a new perspective on nature itself. 

A photo illustration for Clean Eating's Clean Choice Awards
Photo: Courtesy of Clean Eating

Clean Eating’s 10th Annual Clean Choice Awards 

Our sister title Clean Eating knocked it out of the park once again with these 55 carefully selected winners for clean packaged foods, beauty products, household goods, and more. Clean Eating editorial director Alicia Tyler’s personal faves? Branch Basics (waste-free household cleaning product system) in the “Clean Your Green” category and the Gundry Polyphenol Pearls under “Immunity & Longevity.” Plus, the boxed iced coffee by Wandering Bear (Boosting Bevvies) is a must for cold-coffee lovers.

An illustration of a main standing outside a trailer
Photo: Illustration by Sonia Pulido

Life Lessons from a Moab Trailer

What Outside contributing editor Mark Sundeen learned about love, loss, and landscape over two decades of living in a 1961 Artcraft mobile home in the Utah desert. Have your tissues ready for this one; it will hit you in the feels.

Mallory Duncan hikes up to the summit of West Rib in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon
Mallory Duncan gets closer to the summit of West Rib in the Three Sisters Wilderness, located in Oregon’s Cascade Range. Photo: Stratton Matterson

What It’s Like to Be A Black Ski Mountaineer in Bend, Oregon

In the midst of the George Floyd murder trial, Bend, Oregon’s Mallory Duncan reflects on a ski tour that changed everything for SKI

Silas Musick
Photo: Courtesy of Silas Musick

Transgender athlete Silas Musick: “Nothing fought my numbness like the mountains” 

On March 31—International Transgender Day of Visibility—advocate and athlete Silas Musick shared the powerful, beautiful story of his transition during a presentation to the staff of Outside.