Motherhood

EP26-Why Not Me? Can I Try? with Debbie Clarke Moderow

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In this episode:

Debbie Clarke Moderow describes the her intimate connection with her dogs as friends and teammates. She explores the complexities she experienced as being a devoted mother and the pull of independence required to become an elite athlete. Debbie hails from a fascinating lineage of strong, athletic women who were willing to challenge societal norms in different ways, a calling that has been passed on to her daughter, Hannah. In this episode, Deb encourages young athletic girls to ask questions, demand answers, and to give it your all in anything you choose to do.

About Debbie Clarke Moderow:

Debbie Clarke Moderow is the author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail. The memoir recounts her experience running Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and explores her deepening and inextricable bond with her team of Alaskan huskies. The memoir, her first book, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2016 and will be released by Boreal Books of Red Hen Press in June 2018. Debbie earned a BA from Princeton University in 1977 and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop in 2013. She and her husband Mark live in Denali Park and Anchorage Alaska.

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