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Running And Dancing Through Our Stories

This week, Kate Hext on women who have run or climbed their way through the world, despite efforts to stop them; and Alice Robb thinks about how - and why - we tell stories through dance.


'In Her Nature: How Women Break Boundaries in the Great Outdoors', by Rachel Hewitt


Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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