In a move that might have some readers in stitches, former New York City Times reporter Lauren Southern is taking a job as an editor for a memoir of her life on the slopes.
“My life as a woman in the mountains was a living hell,” she wrote in her new book, Dancing with the Devil.
“The sheer cruelty of being the woman who has to walk on the trail and be chased by a bear, then running off with a dude, and then being attacked and raped, and finally getting raped by a wolf.”
Her story of surviving and surviving on the ski slopes was part of a long career at the paper, which Southern wrote about for the first time in the book.
She went on to work at The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Times of London.
“I had a career that included a lot of good things, but I also had a lot that was fucked up,” she told Vice News.
“It was a career where people were looking for a way to go out on a limb and go out and have fun.
And I just couldn’t do that.”
Southern is part of the new generation of female journalists who are using the Internet to get into the world of skiing and snowboarding, and she’s not alone.
Women have also been using the platforms to publish memoirs about their lives.
In December, journalist Lauren Southern wrote a memoir about her time on the mountain.
In October, blogger Katie Hopkins wrote about her experiences on the world’s biggest snowboarder’s course.
And in August, former Fox News personality Dana Perino told Vice that she is writing a memoir for the same reason.
“We all have a story to tell,” she said.
“So let’s tell it.
Let’s talk about it.
And let’s go down the path that we’ve been on.”