About this speaker

Alison Young is the "solo, female, middle-aged, titanium-reinforced, cancer-thriver, neurological-movement-disorder-manager, and long-distance backpacker" Blissful Hiker. She's hiked 12,000 miles on six continents and uses the trail as a setting to grapple with life's challenges.

Alison Young is an expert at reinvention.

With a variety of identities from world-class musician to syndicated radio host to cancer thriver to long-distance backpacker walking over 12,000 miles on six continents, she is uniquely positioned to speak on the subject.

Known as 'Blissful Hiker,' Alison shares stories about her life as a thru-hiker through Blissful Hiker™ Podcast, a unique form of audio story-teling that combines found sound with personal essay and has over 90,000 downloads

In addition, her hope is to inspire audiences to "hike their own hike" and flourish in spite of life’s challenges.

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Life is Wide: how the trail teaches resilience

May 12, 2024, 11:00 PM
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