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Big Girls Don’t Cry: Straight Talk with Women of BASE jumping

Click here for the latest on this project. (July 13, 2001)


I know, I know… I said in my last post that I would soon be publishing the interview with the six women of BASE, but things have a taken a turn.

You see, this all started when Australian jumper, Feral, thought it was time for the women of BASE to take center stage. Feral has been working me over for months to do the interview, tossing out interview suggestions, names of female jumpers, really networking like a bandit in the night to make this interview a reality. Meanwhile, Canadian jumper, Lonnie Bissonnette has been cracking the whip on me to stay the course, ‘write, write, write’ and wrap this baby up. Together the two of them willed this article to fruition, then came the turn out of my comfort zone and down another road.

Last Thursday Feral took it one step further, he put me in contact with the editor of Blueskies Magazine who had expressed interest in the article.

In speaking with Lara the editor of the magazine, we came to the understanding that the magazine would publish the interview in its entirety. That’s right 6 parts, six unique, intelligent, and independent women coming at you month after month.

If you are not familiar with the magazine, they have been in circulation coming up on two years in July of 2011. The magazine features Skydiving, BASE jumping, Wing suiting, Speed Flying, Ground Launching and more. If it happens in the air, they have it covered. Check out an issue here. In case you are wondering, yes, the magazine is RATED M for Mature.

Right about now you are thinking, “Damn, BASE jumping and six of the sports hottest female jumpers, plus everything else the magazine has to offer. How do I get my hands on a copy?”

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Big Girls Don’t Cry-Straight Talk with Women of BASE
July-Anniken Binz
August-Karen Dalton Lewis
September- Lika Borzova
October- Ana Isabel Dao
November- Clair Crawford
December- Livia Dickie

What Do You Get When You Interview A Female BASE jumper?

What do you get when you interview a female BASE jumper?

Start with 42 of the same exact questions.

Choose 6 Female BASE jumpers from around the planet, ranging in age from early 20’s through early 30’s, from 180 to 1100 plus jumps to respond.

30 pages and 15,500 words worth of responses to edit into one article.

4 months worth of time and effort by all parties involved.

The answer:

Raw, honest, priceless insight into their lives mixed with straight up opinions.

Coming Soon…

Anniken Binz
Clair Crawford
Karen Lewis Dalton
Lika Borzova
Ana Isabel Dao
Livia Dickie
and an additional 15 questions with Annie Helliwell.