The Roam Family

An outdoor journal by women seeking  adventure and wild places.


Christine Peterson - Founding Editor

Christine is a writer and photographer who has been covering outdoors for the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune and other publications for almost a decade. Read more of her work here.

She’s the founder of She Will Roam, and makes her home in Wyoming with her husband and young daughter where they spend every available moment looking for the peace of wild things.

She is a passionate storyteller, ever watchful for inspiration and the stories that inspire the next generation of humans seeking wild.

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Jesse Dillon - Webmaster

Jesse is a retired world-wide adventure travel guide who now makes her home in this historic city of Savannah, Georgia. 

Originally from Alaska she is always seeking open spaces and new adventures.  Jesse and her husband have a young son.  While his father will teach him to recite Shakespeare Jesse will be teaching him how to fly-fish.


The Peace of Wild Things

By: Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me

 and I wake in the night at the least sound

 in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,

 I go and lie down where the wood drake

 rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

 I come into the peace of wild things

 who do not tax their lives with forethought

 of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

 And I feel above me the day-blind stars

 waiting with their light. For a time

 I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.