Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

Aspen Matis


Girl within the Woods is Aspen Matis’s exhilarating true-life experience of mountaineering from Mexico to Canada—a coming-of-age tale, a survival tale, and a victorious tale of overcoming emotional devastation. On her moment evening of faculty, Aspen was once raped via a fellow scholar. Overprotected by way of her mom and dad who discouraged her from talking of the assault, Aspen was once careworn and ashamed. facing an issue that has unfortunately develop into all too universal on university campuses round the nation, she stumbled via her first semester—a demanding time made even tougher through the coldness of her college’s “conflict mediation” method. Her desperation turning out to be, she made a daring selection: She might search therapeutic within the freedom of the wild, at the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest path major from Mexico to Canada.

In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her trip, a five-month trek that used to be formidable, risky, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old woman by myself and misplaced, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow wilderness pilgrims. Exhausted after every one thirty-mile day, from time to time at the verge of hunger, Aspen was once pressured to confront her numbness, coming to phrases with the sexual attack and her mom and dad’ disappointing response. at the path she chanced on her energy, and after one thousand miles of solitude, she discovered a guy who helped her discover ways to love and belief again—and heal.

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