Tough Girl Challenges was started in 2014 as a way of motivating and inspiring women and girls.
My mission is to increase the amount of female role models in the media, with a focus on women who do adventures and undertake big physical challenges
I'm the host of the 2x award winning Tough Girl Podcast where I interview inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women who have overcome great challenges.
The podcast is listened to in 174 countries around the world and has passed 1 Million downloads. Based on monthly downloads, the Tough Girl Podcast is in the top 15% of podcasts globally.
I completed the Marathon des Sables in April 2016 (6 marathons in 6 days across the Sahara Desert), in 2017 I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail solo and unsupported (2,190 miles) in 100 days (which I also daily vlogged)! In 2018 I cycled over 4,000 km from Vancouver, Canada via the Pacific Coast Highway to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
I have a Masters in Women & Gender Studies from Lancaster University (2018), with my dissertation focusing on "Women, Adventure and Fear". I am a qualified Yoga Instructor & Personal Trainer (2019).
In September 2019, I walked the Camino Portugués 675km from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain #ChallengeWithCicerone. I ended the year by walking the Lycian Way in Turkey.
I started 2020 in Australia, walking the Overland Track in Tasmania.
I am now based back in the UK and am looking for my next challenge and adventure!
Awards & Nominations
2015 - Finalist in the New Media Europe - Influencer Award and Audience Appreciate Award
2016 - Tough Girl Blog was Highly Recommended in the UK Blog Awards
2016 - Northern Power named me as one of the top 50 women to follow on the Future List
2017 - Tough Girl Blog was a Finalist in the UK Blog Awards
2018 - Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger Media Initiative of the Year Award
2018 - Red Bull named me as one of the adventurers to follow on Instagram
2019 - Tough Girl Podcast won the Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award