Photo (left) by @ladylockoff. Photo (right) from Brie's Instagram
Hello friends! We are very proud to feature an interview with Brie Chartier today. Brie is one of the beautiful souls we've met along the Dynamite Starfish journey, and since the very day we met, we knew there was something very special about the strength, gentleness, and gracefulness she embodies. We treasure getting to know her and seeing the world through her eyes.
To start, what are a few ways you identify yourself? (some examples: name, age, pronouns, type of work you do.) But really, anything you believe is important.
Brie, she her hers, mom, adventurer, traveler, outdoor recreation planner, trans, queer
How did you start climbing?
The book How to Rock Climb by John Long, a rope, harness, couple of carabiners, and a cliff.
Photo by @sharshankredemption
What impact has climbing had on your life?
It’s been my escape, my meditation, my source of self-esteem, my passion, and most recently it’s brought me into a community of people I love with all my heart.
What are some other things you do that you find most fulfilling?
Cooking! I love to cook. Especially for family and friends. I also love caving.
If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be?
I want to be visible, to make a difference. I want my life to have meaning and feel a sense of belonging. This is something everyone wants so let’s all just stop excluding people and then every one of us will be able to realize this core human need.
Favorite thing about Dynamite Starfish?
The wonderful brave generous creative soul at the heart.
You can find Brie on Instagram at @brieoutside
Want to get to know more of the climbers in the amazing Dynamite Starfish community? Check out our archive of Climber Interviews here.
We hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks into climbers' lives. We're on a mission to share diverse stories about rock climbing. Let's push the boundaries of who we know as climbers. Let's use our energy and passion for the outdoors to love our environment and inspire one another.
Have someone you think we should feature? Send us a message and let us know!
Until next time!
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