Q & A with Shilletha Curtis
Oct 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm #3680280Backpacking LightAdmin
@backpackinglightLocale: Rocky Mountains
Shilletha Curtis was awarded a Backpacking Light Diversity Grant in 2020 to help her prepare, acquire gear, and train for her next dream: hiking the Triple Crown. We caught up with Shilletha for a quick interview.Oct 20, 2020 at 1:41 am #3680370Jon SolomonBPL Member
Nice to see how Shilletha’s commitment to social work meets up with UL backpacking.
She sounds like a manifestation of the Wounded Healer archetype.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi.
The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?” Henry Nouwen.
“The analyst must go on learning endlessly…it is his own hurt that gives the measure of his power to heal. This, and nothing else, is the meaning of the Greek myth of the wounded physician.” Carl Jung.
Awesome Grantee choice, Ryan.Oct 20, 2020 at 10:45 am #3680401HkNewmanBPL Member
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
Not going to be wordy, just to say I hope she gets a blog going so we can experience her experiences. One word of caution: many bloggers, especially women, time it so their posts pop up a week or so later (it became the same for male hiker Second Chance on the PCT losing weight, so fans wouldn’t show up fwiw … same with pranksters I guess).Oct 25, 2020 at 7:57 am #3681008Steve ESpectator
Go get it, Shilletha!Nov 1, 2020 at 8:22 pm #3681954Sundance KeyBPL Member
Shilletha, you go grrl! I admire your ambition. Frankly it stuns me that someone would set the goal of a Triple Crown without having done even one of those LD trails. But it sure sounds like you’ve got it in you! Wishing you a grand trip — or three grand trips!
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