I am very excited to announce that on June 1st, 2009, Outdoor Bunnies will declare its existence by launching the Outdoor Bunnies magazine. This magazine is powered by accomplished and passionate female outdoor educators and enthusiasts. It is also the first step for Outdoor Bunnies to fulfill its mission.
I am the founder of Outdoor Bunnies. Founding a community for outdoor women to discover and empower prospective outdoor women has been a goal in my mind for over a year. As a female raised by a generation in which traditional family values are held onto tightly, wandering in the woods or dreaming about exploring the world was discouraged or even prohibited. Not until I stumbled into the States, thousands of miles from home, did I load up a backpack and camp right next to a stream. I experienced great satisfaction. What nature offered me was so simple but indescribable and it is beyond anything materialized society promises to deliver. I knew I wanted to be there and ever since then I kept coming back trying different activities.
However, during those occasions, sometimes I still held back and experienced nerve either because I happened to be a minority in the activities in which I participated or I had an internal debate about how a woman should behave. It was very comforting and helpful for me to witness that other women around me were simply being themselves and enjoying the experience. I believe that many women can relate to my experience and can benefit from a community dedicated to them.
Outdoor Bunnies magazine is the first step. I am grateful to many people for their support, which makes Outdoor Bunnies possible. I especially want to acknowledge all the contributors for their dedication to share and help grow the community despite their busy schedules. Although I am the founder of Outdoor Bunnies, from this moment on the true stewards of the community will be all of the contributors and members. I can not wait to see what Outdoor Bunnies will become.
Szu-ting Yi – Founder of Outdoor Bunnies
What is Outdoor Bunnies?
Outdoor Bunnies is the safe and supportive community for women of the wilderness (outdoor bunnies) to connect and grow with each other. At Outdoor Bunnies, outdoor bunnies share their thoughts, insights, emotions, and wisdom inspired by their outdoor endeavors. Its purpose is to empower fellow bunnies to take initiatives to pursue wilderness adventures, to engage intellectually with nature, or to simply enjoy what the great outdoors has to offer.
What does “Outdoor Bunnies” represent?
Outdoor Bunnies represents the combination of strength and beauty. A common impression people have towards women who engage in outdoor activities is that these women are powerful, hardcore, determined, committing, and strong. Outdoor women do possess all the above qualities. In addition, women of the wilderness are also cute, easy to get along with, down to earth, beautiful, energetic, cleaver, and sexy. The name “Outdoor Bunnies” embraces our uniqueness as women, and our ability to be determined and rise to the occasion when put in a serious environment.
What is the vision of Outdoor Bunnies?
The short term goal of Outdoor Bunnies is to establish and grow the community for outdoor bunnies via the following:
A. Launch Outdoor Bunnies magazine on June 1st, 2009. We will keep recruiting passionate and insightful female outdoor educators and enthusiasts to join the team of contributors. We believe that a magazine contributed to by such a team will help ease the anxiety of prospective outdoor bunnies, as well as strengthen the confidence of current outdoor bunnies.
B. Create a discussion sphere and a social network channel. This will encourage exchanging of ideas exchange and further connection among outdoor bunnies beyond the scope that an online magazine can cover.