INSPIRATION

Every episode is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award in 2019 & the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Diversity through Adventure

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

Co-founder of Black Trail Runners and running Britain’s most brutal race - the Spine Race 286 miles non-stop!

Dr. Lois Haruna-Cooper

GP, Clinical teaching lecturer, mother of 3, daily runner.

Debbie North

Wheelchair user, “Making the inaccessible accessible” - Passionate about creating a countryside for all.

Kirsty Pallas

Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor. Founder of Our Shared Outdoors, and panellist on, On the Outside Podcast.

Vera Ngosi-Sambrook

Endurance Cyclist & Engineer - Competing in her first 2,000km self-supported endurance cycling race, The Pan Celtic Race 21.

Jasmine Sanchez

Runner, Founder of Vessel Athletics, and a Community Lead of the Running Industry Diversity Coalition.

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka

Colombian-American artist and thru hiker (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail & Israel National Trail).

EmmaLucy Cole

The joys and challenges of being a solo woman researcher, explorer and biker. Sharing more about spending 2 years with a Bedouin tribe in Sinai.

Rhiane Fatinikun

Founder of Black Girls Hike UK and Tales of a Hiker.

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

Ultra runner, going from Anxiety to Accomplishment - Running the Marathon des Sables and challenging Rural Racism

Paula Reid

Adventurer Living Life to the Full - Crossed 150 Things Off Her Bucket List

Omie Dale

Keen outdoor swimmer and coach, who loves getting people swimming outdoors for the first time.

Kristen Berkeley

City girl who moved to the subarctic! Advocating diversity and inclusion outdoors. Founder of Amplify Outdoors.

Biola Babawale

Chairperson and ride leader for Velociposse Club. A cycling club for all women, all trans, and all non-binary people in London.

Verna Volker

From the Navajo Nation, Non-runner to Ultra Runner in 12 years. Founder of Native Women Running and Hoka Global Ambassador.

Dr. Adya Misra

British Canoeing #ShePaddles Club Champion. Raising awareness on the lack of diversity in paddlesports and helping to improve gender, ethnic and neuro-diversity in the paddlesports community.

Sarah Williams

Reflects on the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. Plus more info on the UK Adventure Series #ChallengeWithCicerone and answering questions from patrons and the Tough Girl Tribe.

Mariam Berrada

The @hijabi.hiker who is excited about sharing her journey into the outdoors #DiversifyOutdoors

Tazneem Anwar

aka Taz @ThisHijabiRuns. Championing diversity in running. Founder and Run Leader at Wycombe Women's Run Club.

Lauren Gay

Travel Blogger & Podcaster - Inspiring black women to embrace nature and outdoor recreation through adventure.

Emily Penn

Ocean Advocate & Skipper working on solving the #plasticpollution crisis. Co-Founder of eXXpedition

Sally Barkow

Former Olympic sailor, most recently on board the all-female Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: Tough Girl Podcast

Kumbirai Kariwo

Senior NHS Nurse and climber - sharing her love for the outdoors to inspire others to explore and be adventurous.

Pammy Johal

Founder and Operations Director of Backbone. Addressing inequalities in the great outdoors. Celebrating Diversity Through Adventure.

Aneela McKenna

Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being manager, MTB Guide and Coach, Go Where Scotland, Founder of Mòr Diversity.

Houda Loukili

Former Dutch National Kickboxing Champion, and Youth Coach for Personal Growth

Cherelle Harding

Founder of Steppers UK. Encouraging Diversity Outdoors, Supporting Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority communities to build positive relationships with the outdoors.

Soraya Abdel-Hadi

Award-winning writer, artist, and advocate for women and diversity in the UK outdoors. Founder of @alltheelements_

Ashley Manning

A plus-size adventurer who promotes body inclusion, equity and diversity in the outdoors.

Hetty Key

Adventurer and Lead Researcher into Women in Adventure - Investigating the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women.

Mya-Rose Craig

“Bird Girl” - 18-year-old British Bangladeshi top world teen birder, conservationist and environmentalist

Ayesha McGowan

Her mission is to become the first ever African-American pro female road racer!