Mountain Echoes

After a hike in the rain, I had the pleasure of attending a couple of sessions at Mountain Echoes, a literary conference in Thimphu, Bhutan, orchestrated by Her Majesty The Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The session, Woman Up, was a panel discussion with four successful, confident women who have made huge marks on many fronts: Amrita Tripathi, Barkha Dutt, Kuenga Wangmo, Padma Lakshmi. It was brought up repeatedly how younger women today have issue with the term feminism. I have run across this as well, so I was so pleased when most of them stated they were not only proud feminists but could only be in relationships with men who were as well—I was inspired—as I am in that camp as well. If feminism is standing in equality for women on all fronts, I must ask the young women out there, whats the frickin problem with identifying as a feminist?!?

Capped off my afternoon hanging out with Yangki Tshering and getting an awesome massage by a blind masseuse—the best I’ve had in a while.
Bhutan never ceases to delight.


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