A portfolio of resilience, innovation, beauty, and daring, from the Arizona Border to the shores of Oahu and the snowy wilderness of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
In this edition of American Women, we celebrate communities and individuals whose lives have been defined by, and are in some ways analogous to, the vast beauty and ferocity of the Pacific Ocean near which they reside. We have set our gaze on the western states because so much of the peril and promise of our times has of late been felt most acutely there; the West is a microcosm of this moment . . . in all its horror, glamour, politics and transcendent purpose.