Finding Community, Combatting Anxiety & the Importance of Rest & Recovery

January 9, 2021

with guest speaker Katie Falkenberg

This episode is part of our weekly series of virtual waterwomen tea chats, where we connect with waterwomen each Thursday from around the world, creating and activating for our waterways.

I’m thrilled to kick off 2021 with my personal friend and an inspiring waterwoman, Katie Falkenberg. Katie is joining us from Jacksonville, Oregon in between her journalism projects, capturing beautiful photography and fly fishing with her badass female crew on the river. Katie previously worked for the Los Angeles Times as a photographer and journalist, and is now an independent photographer and filmmaker with a passion for telling stories at the intersection of environmental conservation and outdoor adventures. Her mission is to bring awareness, spark interest and create change where needed. Katie can often be found fly fishing the rivers of Oregon or surfing in the Pacific Ocean, and talks about the importance of finding community later in life, aka the breakfast club. Her diversity and love for water is always shining through in her photos, which you can see more of here.

We talk about mental health, how the water allows her to feel present, and nourish things like stress and anxiety, feelings many of us are navigating in 2021.

If you’d like to join us for a weekly waterwomen chat, we’d love to have you, you can RSVP for free here:

Katie’s Instagram : Link

Sample of Katie’s Work: Refuge

All photos taken by Katie Falkenberg

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