RT @FullFrontalSamB: If you're sick of feeling helpless, remember to vote today. It's kind of like tweeting if tweets had the power to enact real change.
It is possible to mourn over a tragedy AND take action. It's ok to feel heartbroken AND want to seek change. Send love to Sutherland Springs AND vote today to send a message that we don't want these kinds of tragedies to be commonplace in our communities any longer.
#endgunviolence #guncontrol #vote
Still smiling after completing a grueling marathon in snow, freezing temps, and fallen trees - hot damn! Still feeling so proud of you Kaitlin!!! Although maybe next time you want to try one in Hawaii or San Diego... 😉
Holy smokes! This girl just finished her first trail marathon despite all the elements working against her - freezing temps, icy trails, snow - and she's still smiling as she crosses the finish line! It's been a grueling training schedule, and I am in awe of her dedication to this challenge. Way to go Kaitlin! I'm so damn proud of you and unbelievably inspired by what you have accomplished!! ❤️️
I didn't think it was possible to feel more inspired by her now than I did when I met her three years ago, yet everyday spent with her on this production, I find myself looking up to her more and more.
#nice #france #production #behindthescenes #film #documentary
Ooo la la... Paris, vous êtes belle!
Got some much needed trail therapy this afternoon #trailrun #pnw #cougarmountain
"When water is treated like a commodity, people die." Wise words from Melissa Mays of Flint, MI
#flintwatercrisis #waterislife #flintwatersummit #greatlakeswatersummit
#flint #nevastop #flintwatercrisis
I'm in Flint, Michigan this week working on another short film with @storyofstuff and I've got to say, my mind is being blown. I was under the impression that more progress had been made to fix the water crisis here, but the community is still at odds, this fight is still on.
We met with a woman who told me her husband triggers metal detectors because he has so much lead in his body from the water. She and her boys have over ten different doctors and specialists they see regularly because of what the water has done to their bodies.
People here are still reliant on bottled water for everything. Can you imagine that? And I'm talking about 12oz bottles, not jugs. Picture that every time you want to cook a meal - because alternatively, what's coming out of the faucet is poison.
Another woman who has lived here her whole life told me about the spirit of activism that has always thrived in this town. That energy is alive and well as they fight for the health of their community. The people of Flint have a lot of fight left in them and they will win this, but it'll be a long road to victory. In the mean time, don't forget about them. Don't think that just because this crisis isn't making it into the news cycle much these days that everything is alright again, because it's not.
I knew people would fall in love with @themirnavator and feel inspired by her story, but I don't think I fully grasped the extent this would go. It's been a week since we released THE MIRNAVATOR on @rei and I have been totally blown away by the response. Thank you for sharing the film! Thank you sharing your own stories within the comments! Thank you for sending Mirna all kinds of love and support! That's the power of film folks, and it's pretty special to feel all this amazing energy - thank you!!
📸 by my co-conspirator @jennygnichols
#forceofnature #trailrun #adventurefilm #film @merrelloutside #mirnavator #RunMirnaRun
Getting to know @themirnavator over the past few months has been such a treat! She is kind, generous, passionate - oh yeah, and a badass ULTRA RUNNER! She's inspired me in more ways than I can articulate, and I am so excited to be able to share a piece of her story with you all.
THE MIRNAVATOR is live folks, head over to the @REI Co-Op Journal to watch the film that @jennygnichols and I made about the one and only Mirna Valerio (link in my bio)
#forcenature #rei #mirnavator #fatgirlrunning #trail #trailrunning #trailrun #film #adventurefilm #merrell @merrelloutside #teaser #trailer #RunMirnaRun
For the past few months, @jennygnichols and I have been working hard on a film about the one and only MIRNA VALERIO and TOMORROW is the big day that we get to finally share her story. Look out world, you're about 24hrs away from meeting the inspiring, amazing, generous, thoughtful, kind, passionate (and the list goes on!) human that is @themirnavator!! The film will be released on @rei tomorrow, stay tuned!!
#forceofnature #rei #RunMirnaRun #fatgirlrunning #trailrunning #film #adventurefilm #trailrun #behindthescenes #premiere
This photo is from a week ago, and the valley hasn't seen these colors since then, or blue sky for that matter. It was ominous to watch that smoke cloud move in on us, and it's still here showing no signs of leaving anytime soon. As we wish for light rains in other parts of the country, out here we're doing as many rain dances as we can muster to control all the fires that are decimating the west right now.
Stay safe out there everyone!
I'm really excited to announce that A Steelhead Quest has been included in the line up of films at this year's @nomanslandfilmfestival! If you're in the Carbondale, CO area, you don't want to miss out - Sept 14-17th. Not in Carbondale? Keep an eye on the festival's tour schedule - it could be coming to a theater near you!
Honored to be among these amazing films!
NMLFF Tour Schedule:
Photo by the amazing @beccaskinner
#flyfishing #film #nmlff #festival #adventurefilm #steelhead #forceofnature
Well this ought to do the trick. Just finished setting up the new @afghancycles editing control center - see you in two weeks!
#headquarters #behindthescenes #methowvalley #winthrop #editcave
Today is the first day of the @transrockiesrun_official which means @themirnavator is gearing up for 120 miles of trail running over the next few days - yeehaw!!! So proud of you! Run Mirna Run!!!
📸 - screen grab from the film
#RunMirnaRun #forceofnature #transrockies #trailrunning @rei #fatgirlrunning
Let's call this what it is - terrorism.
Words and image by @cleowade
I'd be this pretty gal's plus one any day!
Well this gave us a bit of a scare last night. Ever since, I've been jumpy and agitated -
OH MY GOD IT'S ON MY NECK!!! No Sarah, that's just your hair tickling you... not sure I'll ever feel normal again 😬