“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman
Yitka Winn is a freelance writer and editor.
She’s been writing stories since she was seven years old and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. She is a contributing editor (formerly associate editor) at Trail Runner magazine, a running columnist for OutdoorsNW magazine, and a regular contributor to the REI blog.
Her writing and photography have also appeared on Outside Online, iRunFar, RootsRated, Gear Institute, Run the Alps, and Human Parts. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College, with some continuing education—part formal, part DIY—in web design and development.
When she’s not storytelling, she can be found running mountain trails, snowboarding, skate skiing, traveling, doing yoga, reading, cooking, baking, or striking up enthusiastic conversation with strangers. She currently lives in Ridgway, Colorado.
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