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Rahawa Haile on Writing, Diversifying the Outdoors, and Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette

Rahawa Haile is an Eritrean-American writer. In 2016 she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, and her writing about that journey has been published in places such as Outside Online and Buzzfeed. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @RahawaHaile. In this episode, Rahawa and I talk about writing and hiking. She shares her writing Continue Reading…

1hr 59mins

15 Feb 2018

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Episode 105: Go Outside (with Rahawa Haile, Brother Nature, and Velva Clayton)

Another Round

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, we celebrate nature and the rejuvenating qualities of going outside.  Writer Rahawa Haile talks to us about hiking the Appalachian Trail (yup, the whole damn thing) and Kelvin Peña aka Brother Nature himself describes the origins of his YouTube-famous Deer Squad.  Plus, Tracy's mom Velva stops by the stude to tell us about an infamous family fishing trip.  And come hang with us at our live show in Toronto on October 14th - get tix here!Follow Rahawa Haile at @RahawaHaile.Follow Kelvin Peña at @COLDGAMEKELV.Email us: anotherround@buzzfeed.comSubscribe to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

4 Oct 2017

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The Delicious Wind – An Interview with Rahawa Haile

The Joy Trip Project

Outside Magazine recently featured a wonderful essay by the writer Rahawa Haile. This young woman from Miami, Florida had successfully through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Walking solo, she made the journey of 2,179 miles from Georgia to Maine under the power of her own two feet over several months in 2016. In her fascinating story, one passage in particular stood out."Throughout my youth, my grandmother and I took walks in Miami, where I’d hear her say the words tuum nifas," Haile wrote. "It meant a delicious wind, a nourishing wind. These experiences shaped how I viewed movement throughout the natural world. How I view it still. The elements, I thought, could end my hunger."Transformational experiences in nature are perhaps the single most compelling reason that anyone would devote months of their lives and thousands of miles walking the great National Scenic trails of North America. Every year trails like the Appalachian, the Continental Divide or the Pacific Crest draw hikers from across the country and around the world to sample the delicious, nourishing winds of the world outside. Many spend these long hikes in quiet reflection of their lives, while others use this time to heal the emotional wounds of their past. In that regard Rahawa Haile was no different. But during the intensely divisive and politically polarizing climate of the 2016 Presidential election she felt the added burdens of race and gender identity in a natural environment populated predominantly by white men.The disparities of participation among those who spend time in nature and those who don’t still fall dramatically along the same distinctions of race, gender and class that divide much of our country today. But on her long journey Haile was pleased to discover that she was welcomed and encouraged to become part of the Appalachian Trail community despite hiking while bisexual, female and black.This interview with writer and Appalachian Trail through-hiker Rahawa Haile was recorded in a coffee shop in Oakland, California. Sorry about all the ambient noise, but this conversation was definitely worth sharing. Look for a feature story on Haile and the delicious winds of the outdoors in the next issue of the journal Appalachia.Music this week by Jake Shimabukuro. Check out his latest album Travels now available on iTunes or at Jake Shimabukuro.com


22 Jun 2017

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Small Beauty on the Appalachian Trail : Rahawa Haile

She Explores

Following the blazes and looking up at the clouds. Interview with Rahawa Haile, author of the essay "How Black Books Lit My Way Along the Appalachian Trail" on Buzzfeed. We talk with Rahawa Haile, an Eritrean-American writer living in Oakland, CA, about her northbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016. Rahawa believes that if you have the inclination and the time to do a thru hike, you should hit the trail. As one of the few black women to thru hike in 2016, Rahawa talks about how her experience is different than the "typical" hiker. She also discusses the small beauties she found along the trail: be it snow on a branch or the kindness of the hiking community. Note (!) : There's a factual error at 20:45. Rahawa actually saw at least 10 black people hiking on the Appalachian Trail, not one. This error is on the part of the host's misinterpretation, not Rahawa. Thanks to our sponsor, Oru Kayak. Music is by Broke For Free, MindsEye, Lee Rosevere, Tours, Little Glass Men, & Chris Zabriskie via Free Music Archive. CC by A.


22 Mar 2017

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Ep 42: Rahawa Haile & Lincoln Michel

The Catapult

Six short stories for the price of one (episode). Weird, whimsical, horrific, romantic—tiny containers make room for some of the strangest, most wonderful things. With Rahawa Haile and Lincoln Michel. ~review The Catapult in iTunes~ Note: Due to a technical error (a hard drive falling on the floor) there is no outtro music on this episode. Please keep the hard drive in your thoughts and prayers so that there may be outtro music again on future episodes. CatapultPodcast.com // @CatapultPodcast // The Trebuchet


9 Nov 2015