I did an interview with MEC!
The good people at MEC have been uncommonly supportive of queer visibility in the outdoors since they launched their outdoor diversity campaign a couple years back. Perhaps this is because of their high number of LGBTQ staff (and, let's be honest, customers), but regardless of the reason, I was lucky enough to be supported on my GDT thru hike by a small expedition grant. It was support I definitely didn't expect, but it made a HUGE difference for me, especially as my food budget ended up being much bigger than I expected.
Click the picture below to read the whole thing, as well as the account of fellow non-binary thru-hiker Bonnie Thornbury on their hike on the Great Trail/Trans-Canada Trail!