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Participants Needed for a Study on Size-Discrimination and Hiking

Are you a plus-size/husky/curvy/fat hiker? Then I want to hear from you!

I’ve partnered with Laura Burns to study size-discrimination in hiking. Currently, we are seeking participants to complete a survey on their experiences hiking and shopping for hiking gear and clothing.

We’ve already exceeded our goal of 500 completed surveys – but we need your help to obtain a more diverse sample. To date, our sample is 90% White and roughly 96% Women.

We would love to hear from more people of color as well as men and non-binary folks.

The survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete, and the results will help to move forward the conversation about weight stigma and discrimination and ultimately create change! For more information and to complete the survey here: