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Torre DeRoche

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Torre DeRoche is a writer, visual artist, and adventurer from Melbourne, Australia. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Emiriates Open Skies Magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald. Words can be found on her blog, FearfulAdventurer.com.


A woman walks alone by Torre DeRoche

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“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.”

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

A woman walks alone by Torre DeRoche

About 25 years ago, Dutch adventurer and explorer Arita Baaijens quit her job, bought camels, wandered off into the desert alone and never looked back. When asked why she went alone, she said: “I wanted to disappear and experience the void.”

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