By Nicole Anderson
If you have seen posts published on Camping for Women’s YouTube, Facebook or Twitter accounts over the past two weeks, you might already have seen the video trailers of the brand new and exciting ‘Ask Natalie’ program.
If you haven’t seen or heard what all the fuss is about yet, then do scroll through this post and have a look at this fabulous and latest development to come onto the scene.
So what is ‘Ask Natalie’?
This program will produce episodes on what women say they want to know more about and directly responds to their desire to have answers to specific questions.
The beautiful thing about this program is that anyone can get their topics or issues addressed and the entire outdoor women community benefits from viewing the responses while getting a lot of valuable insights and information.
To give you a bit of a feel of what Ask Natalie is about, check out this 44 second teaser trailer:
There is a slightly extended trailer at 77 seconds that has also received a great response:
About Natalie of ‘Ask Natalie’
Ask Natalie is hosted by Natalie McCarthy who is an experienced outdoor adventurer and happens to also be a licensed clinical psychotherapist. Hence she is very qualified to assist with all sorts of issues and topics that concern women outdoors.
To further explain the purpose and nature of the show, Natalie shot the following video to provide a welcome and introduction:
The ‘Ask Natalie’ program is based on the successful ‘Ask Natalie’ column that was introduced by the dynamic Adventure Some Women group website in the U.S. earlier this year. The column’s popularity has really taken off since its inception with many topics being covered from women expressing the issues important to them.
If you have a question or issue you want covered
All you need to do is to send a message to AskNatalieColumn@gmail.com and your email will go directly in Natalie’s inbox. For reasons of privacy and respect, no one else sees the email or its contents or your email address.
Once Natalie receives a question, she then responds after conducting any related or required research or enquiries. Each person then receives an emailed response before the issue is covered in the written column or appears on the Ask Natalie program.
Unless individuals specifically state otherwise, each woman’s identity is never revealed and their privacy always professionally respected. The focus of the program of course is on addressing the topic or issue and offering a number of possible options that women in a similar circumstance can take in these types of situations.
This video program is all about addressing any matters that concern women in the outdoors. If you have something that is troubling you, or simply want to know more information on a particular subject, then this show is definitely for you.
Not all matters are those that people sometimes feel comfortable in confronting. Ask Natalie seeks to remove any limitations people might feel go beyond limits of the usual video show. So long as the matter is genuine and you want an answer, the program does not back away from any issue. Essentially it is one of the primary reasons the program was established.
Ask Natalie is all about making women feel comfortable in raising issues in a supportive setting and being taken seriously in a helpful, respectful way while maintaining their privacy.
Grounded in reality
Ask Natalie is a program that is all about ‘keeping it real’. It is filmed privately by Natalie and not in a commercial studio.
Natalie tackles sometimes tricky or delicate questions in a very practical and down-to-earth way. The intent here is to offer information that can be useful and provide pointers for viewers to maximise their time outdoors.
Ways of getting involved
Most people communicate with Natalie via email. However, aside from emailing written questions, viewers can also explore the option to appear on the show if they wish. This can be done either by sending in a recorded video via email or skype or even in person if you happen to be in the neighbourhood of Oregon, USA, where Natalie is based. Using Skype, anyone can get involved on camera.
Ask Natalie Facebook page
In addition to the new video program and the written column, there is now also a brand new Ask Natalie Facebook page.
The Facebook page is being directly managed by Natalie and it is a great place to share and discuss any matters also with other like-minded women. All are welcome here.
Ask Natalie has also just put together a Twitter page, again being managed directly by Natalie where subscribers, readers and viewers can connect and stay in touch via tweets.
Who runs the program
The Ask Natalie Program is a joint venture between Adventure Some Women (run by the charismatic Magretha “Mo” Palepale ) and Camping for Women. Both Magretha (Mo) Palepale and Nicole Anderson are the program’s producers.
This program is being produced and shared weekly on the Camping for Women Channel hosted on YouTube. The dedicated playlist for Ask Natalie is set up within the Channel where a new episode will be added each week. The playlist which has just commenced can be seen by clicking here.
Ask Natalie episodes have now started
The first episode was just posted in the Ask Natalie playlist today. The first topic that is being addressed is the stigma associated with older people being on the trails. Check out this very first episode here:
This is just the first of many episodes to come. Next week’s episode deals with ‘finding a crew’ which is responding to a question about how to connect with other like-minded women to adventure with who also love the outdoors.
The topics and issues that will be covered in upcoming episodes are as broad as they will be interesting. With no issue being off limits, there is bound to be some fascinating discussion and information that will be covered.
So come join us and don’t miss out!
Make sure you subscribe to the free Ask Natalie program videos being hosted on the Camping for Women Channel.
You will immediately be notified each week as a new episode is posted and you can even raise your own issues as well.
To get subscribed, just click on this link to the Channel and hit the subscribe button, following any prompts.
I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous program and hope to see many of Camping for Women’s subscribers, visitors and readers enjoy and benefit from the program as well.
Best wishes to all