“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 contributing editor (formerly associate editor) at Trail Runner magazine.
She’s been writing stories since she was 7 years old and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Yitka is also a passionate editor, social media professional, public speaker, and amateur photographer. Her writing and photography have appeared in Trail Runner, Outside Online, OutdoorsNW, iRunFar, and Human Parts—and she is a regular contributor to the REI Blog, RootsRated, and Gear Institute. 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, traveling, doing yoga, reading, or striking up enthusiastic conversation with strangers. She currently lives in Telluride, Colorado.
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