Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

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On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

11 Funny Cartoons Involving Wildlife

A few years ago, my Instagram feed wasn’t quite doing it for me, for whatever reason—maybe I sort of OD’ed on photos of beautiful places, maybe all the photos of beautiful places were making me slightly envious, or maybe I just got bored with it. So I started following cartoonists—a lot of them. My feed gradually transformed, and is now filled with funny cartoons. Sometimes, those cartoons contain wildlife. Here are a few of my favorites:

Ellis Rosen

Jake Thompson

Lonnie Milsap

Joseph Dottino

Tommy Siegel

Amy Hwang

Nathan Bulmer

Andrew Hamm

Lars Kenseth

Amy Kurzweil

Will McPhail

Brendan Leonard’s new book, Bears Don’t Care About Your Problems: More Funny Shit in the Woods from Semi-Rad.com, is out now.



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