"I'm going to bike all the way back to Washington." When she told me that, I just looked at her with a blank expression. I'm pretty sure I told her she was crazy, but it's Lydia so I don't know why I was surprised. Anyways, she's ACTUALLY DOING IT! I am so excited for her. She's going to be biking from Paraguay to Washington, video camera in hand, and recording stories from farmers and her journey. Read more about her mission here.
Lydia is perfect for this. She has a magnetic personality and such a drive to help people. It's rare to find someone who finds as much joy in people as she does. I can't wait to follow her experiences as she pedals her way north!
So for those of you like to support independent projects and want to continue following Lydia's daunting journey, consider supporting her financially on indiegogo here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cycling-the-americas-for-food-justice.
I'd encourage you to follow along and support Lydia. You can read more at her website: http://www.pedalandplow.com. She's also on twitter and instagram at @pedalandplow, and her youtube channel is here.