Holly Morris tells the stories of women around the world through documentary, television, print and the web.
Holly Morris is an explorer, and she wants to take us with her. As a correspondent for television programs including Globe Trekker and National Geographic Today, Morris has lassoed reindeer in northern Norway, entered a camel race in Niger’s Sahara, and eaten rat in Arunachal Pradesh, India. (And much more.)
In her book Adventure Divas, Morris chronicles her transition from working a desk job in publishing to embracing a lifestyle of travel and adventure as founder of Adventure Divas, an organization bent on telling the stories of female heroines around the world. Morris is now collaborating with Anne Bogart on The Babushkas of Chernobyl, a documentary about the nearly 200 people, mostly elderly women, who still live in the Exclusion Zone in Ukraine where the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986. One of Morris’s main questions is: “How is it that the pull of motherland was so strong that it made you return to some of the most contaminated land on earth?”
"Morris's account of her experience is a delightful triangulation of adventure travel, telecommuting and self-reinvention that proves it does not, in fact, take a rocket scientist to achieve personal flight."The New York Times