Wolfville hosts weekly Queer/Trans Nature Walk
Let’s start with some silly questions. Who doesn’t like nature? Who doesn’t enjoy walking, hiking, getting outside, and absorbing the goodness around us? Who wouldn’t love a nature walk with an incredible community of friends, chosen family, and support? Exactly!
Wolfville, in many minds, has always been a very welcoming town with many diverse groups and activities, and the town is gearing up for a weekly Queer/Trans Nature Walk. I am so excited to share some of the details with you .
I spoke with coordinator Jaya Papaya (cute name eh?) of Flying Squirrel Adventures, and besides being very thankful for their efforts to create this event, I wanted to pass along that in this world we live in, social media is a King and Queen of communication: that’s how I first heard of the walk and reached out, so kudos on the marketing.
Jaya explains: “These hikes seem to be from a mish-mash of a bunch of things. I got to know the Flying Squirrel Adventures’ creator, Judy Lipp, when I lived just down the road from her a couple summers ago. She’s been super encouraging and has supported me to get this project going. I was inspired by some queer/trans-friendly programming Music In Communities was putting on last summer. My hope is that these hikes will bring people and allies of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community together to connect with nature and each other.”
Did you get that everyone? Yes, I said people AND ALLIES of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community! So, bring yourself, your friends, your parents, your supporters, all types and bodies: this walk is for everyone!
Jaya commented, “I myself am a member of the Queer/Trans community. The way I feel about my own flavour of gender has been in flow throughout my life. Within this practice of self-discovery, I want to stay in touch with my needs for authenticity, self-respect, self-compassion and joy! I’ve been exploring queering my relationships throughout my time in Wolfville and that’s been incredibly fulfilling. Who knows who I’ll be in 20 years!?”
I’ve been a member of the Queer community for 43 years on February 12 (IE: BIRTH) and I’ve always found Wolfville to be engaging with its Queer community and its relationship to the university and our surroundings. This walk is going to be a wonderful way to come together while enjoying the beauty we have around us.
The Queer/ Trans-Friendly Walks will happen every Saturday from 2pm-4pm starting January 29, 2022 and finishing up on March 26! Bring all the outdoor gear you need for the weather. It’s also recommended that you bring a $10.00 donation to the Flying Squirrel Organizers as some things will be provided for you. Visit the Website for more details!
Let’s go have a Gay Old Time Everyone!