Like the Wind | Number 28
Running is all about freedom: spending time outdoors, exploring your own mental space and experiencing nature. But not all runners are allowed to experience freedom. Shockingly high numbers of women around the world have been followed, arrested and harassed during their run. In the latest issue of Like the Wind, editor Lela Moore speaks with women on both sides of the Atlantic about their experiences with running safety and what we can do as a society and community to runners. a chapter of the book Yoyisa by Matshelane Mamabolo is also shared there. He tells the poignant story of Ntombesintu Mfunzi's violent rape, and how she turned to running almost immediately after her ordeal.
The magazine's pages also celebrate the freedom of a female endurance athlete. Brian Nevis' film "The Pemi" follows Stefanie Bishop's attempt to reach the highest point of the "Pemi" loop in the White Mountains, northeastern United States. Brian's stunning photographs showcase Stefanie's love for this unique landscape.
The stunning cover image is from Trials of Miles, an exciting new American running series designed to appeal to competitors and spectators alike. Brenden Clarke's fantastic photos capture the determination of the athletes on the track. And this is only part of the wonderful images and stories collected there.