Rachel Walker has been writing about about travel and culture—mountain and otherwise—since she launched her career as the environmental reporter at the Jackson Hole News in the late 1990s. A recipient of the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at CU-Boulder, Rachel has also been awarded fellowships at the MacDowell Artist Colony and at Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her reported stories and personal essays have appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Runner’s World, and Backpacker, among others. Read more of her work at www.writerwalker.com and follow her at @writer_walker.
In my dream world, a boy “just being a boy” means a boy acting with kindness, compassion, humor, and empathy.