Women in the Wilderness: Wild Hearts

Wilderness has taken on many meanings in our culture. Wilderness as a location and environment, a wilderness of the mind, heart, soul, or a wilderness of society are some of the definitions given by many great minds, poets, and philosophers. Brene Brown has become a staple for the young ladies in my group at Outback. […]

Teaching Girls the ABCs of Life at Outback

Field dog on hind legs with wilderness therapy girl in the desert

In January of 2017, Outback Therapeutic Expeditions launched a unique way of working with young women in the wilderness. After much collaboration between Kendra Van Abbema, Primary Therapist for the girls group, McKay Deveraux, Executive Director and several key members of the staff team, Outback was able to begin L.I.F.E, Leaning Into Female Empowerment. L.I.F.E is […]