Happy Birthday, Mom!

momA very happy birthday to my mom, Heidi Howkins Lockwood, a strong woman and a force of nature in my life.

My mom climbed in the Himalayas for years. She wrote a book about it. Now she’s a philosophy professor. If you’re wondering how I got my name, look no further than the mountains.

Mom, I love you. I used to be afraid of mountains because I thought they would take you from me forever. But with distance I am so grateful for the gifts you have given me. You taught me how to pee outside, how to set up a tent and cook with a camp stove, how to spend hours playing in the snow, what a feminist looks like.

May we all have the courage to turn towards the things we deeply love.

Happy birthday, Mom!



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