"I’ve had a couple of times when I’ve gotten to teach entire clinics of queer climbers. And I’ll say something about how we’re doing this to try to develop trust in our bodies and to learn to see our bodies as safe places. And there’s just, the head nods of everyone, like, yes, that’s a huge reason we’re climbing.
I had to learn to feel safe enough in my body that I was able to go rock climbing. And then climbing made my body feel like a safer place, and kind of taught me to take care of it."