Across Canada is a special group of women connected by one thing: a fearless curiosity about severe weather, and a passion to diversify the face of weather and science. They are a courageous community called Girls Who Chase. Their goal? To inspire, empower and equip girls and women to pursue storms, the sciences, and their passions.
Jenny Hagan is the Girls Who Chase Canada Chapter Lead and an award-winning photographer. When a plow wind sent her flying in a tent at age 7, Jenny’s curiosity for weather and storms was ignited. By age 12 she was determined to become a storm chaser, despite only having fictional characters to look up to. Since then, she has embarked on a journey of self-education, delving deep into the realms of forecasting and meteorology. Today, she passionately pursues storms across North America.
Shannon is a landscape photographer from Manitoba. She became fascinated with storm chasing after having some intense dreams about tornados when she was younger. After seeing her first tornado in real life in 2007, she bought a DSLR and committed to getting the perfect shot of lightning. Now, her photos of lightning strikes and auroras impress anyone who finds them, including Jenny. Shannon and Jenny eventually connected and became friends, mentors, and partners in storm chasing.
Tune in for an inspiring conversation all about the love behind storm chasing. Jenny and Shannon discuss the human element of storm chasing, the goal of spreading information and awareness to the public, and what motivates them to venture where most people don’t: into the storm.
For more information, visit https://www.girlswhochase.com/
Follow Jenny: @lostinsk
Follow Shannon: @shannbil
Presented by Charm Diamond Centres
Hosted by Nancy Regan
Produced by Podstarter
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