A lover of adventure: climbing, hiking, camping and fun, Frankie started biking in lock down and with very little experience took her second hand bike on a squiggly loop of the UK to interview 51outdoorsy folx older than her about how they kept the adventure alive, and showing that you don't have to "do it whilst you're young”.
These stories were recorded and the conversations shared via the Extraordinary Ordinary Womxn Podcast*
*Extraordinary Ordinary Womxn - has had a rebrand and has changed its name to Extraordinary Ordinary You - this transition is taking place now. The reason for the name change will be discussed during this episode.
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Who is Frankie
What she loves
Growing up in the countryside in Devon
Moving to rural France when she was young
Wanting to live in the city
Moving to Brighton, UK at 17/18 years old
Living in France
Doing an exchange to New Zealand
Being broke and living on a tight budget
Investing in a pair of hiking boots, sleeping bag and backpack
Getting into hiking in New Zealand
Having fun on a budget
Connecting with awesome people
Not planning on going to university
Studying childcare in college
Working seasons for 2 years as a kids rep
Wanting to move up or move on
Deciding to go to university to study Tourism
Wanting to work and travel!
Not having a plan for the future
Doing a placement year in Chamonix - Action Outdoors
Playing catch up and wanting to do as much as she could
Heading back to the UK to finish her degree
Having a go with the flow plan for after university
Starting working as a freelancer and wanting to work from her van
Getting injured at the climbing gym
Having a tough few months in rehab in 2019
The start of 2020 and dealing with the UK lockdown
Moving to Hastings to stay in a holiday home
Having negative thoughts about prioritising adventure
When things go wrong, while living an alternative life
Wanting to ask people for advice
Wanting to do a cycling trip
Buying a bike for £70
Wanting to find more role models
Deciding to cycle around the UK and interview as many women as possible
Taking the first step and putting herself out there
Dealing with imposter syndrome and feeling anxious about putting herself out there
Was the trip too big and too cool for her?
Extraordinary Ordinary Womxn
Speaking to 51 amazing women and non-binary folk
Judging the success of the podcast
Re-branding to Extraordinary Ordinary You
Reflection on using the term “Womxn”