Three Women’s Co-autoethnography of Lifelong Adventures in Nature

  • Di Collins
  • Heather Brown
  • Barbara Humberstone
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


This is a co-constructed chapter of self-narratives that expresses something of the three authors’ early lives and “careers” in the outdoors. What emerged has been revealing and thought provoking for us. As educators, we recognize and practise the significance of the outdoors for our and others’ well-being and the need to value nature and engage with the nonhuman world. We celebrate the opportunities and experiences we have had in, through, and with nature. This chapter tells briefly something of our diverse journeys. Through each narrative, we express our engagements with and journeys through the outdoors over half a century and from childhood into the future.


Topical life-history narratives Careers in nature Co-autoethnography Women Nonhuman interactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Di Collins
    • 1
  • Heather Brown
    • 2
  • Barbara Humberstone
    • 3
  1. 1.Outdoor, Youth and Community Education ConsultantMiltonUK
  2. 2.WinchesterUK
  3. 3.Professor Sociology of Sport and Outdoor EducationBuckinghamshire New UniversityHigh WycombeUK

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