Portland Monthly Magazine recently talked with Kara Richardson Whitely, “author of the inspiring new memoir Gorge about Africa’s tallest peak, writing with Cheryl Strayed, and a battle-won relationship with her body.”

Kara is currently on tour to promote Gorge and will make two stops in Portland:

May 7 at Broadway Books: Kara will read from Gorge after being introduced by Cheryl Strayed

May 8 at Amelia’s Boutique: Kara will dish about plus-size fashion