Overcoming challenges ignites Sarah Murray’s activism for women’s rights. Sarah moved sixteen times by age sixteen and credits sports for helping her establish connections and adapt to different environments. She experienced a new level of sexism during college and went on to devote her Honors Thesis to Title IV and gender equity in sports. Currently as Executive Director for Women’s Wilderness, she’s the “hard-charging” type that stays devoted to ensuring every girl and woman or any non-dominant identity has a chance to get outside for transformative, positive experiences where they can find friends, feel connected and safe.
“As an activist feeling urgency for women’s rights around the world, it’s challenging to not always know if you’ll live to see the changes you are working towards.”
– Sarah Murray, Executive Director, Women’s Wilderness
The Little Things
Working locally and more regionally with Women’s Wilderness has been on a much smaller scale than Sarah’s previous position with Women Win. “Look in the backyard since the election because there’s work to be done. Don’t get overwhelmed by everything around us and make small change where and when you can. Social change is difficult and needs a lot of collective action to make a small change. Disrupt from the background.” Women’s Wilderness has come a long way since its first program in 1998 for Latina girls from marginalized backgrounds.