Rape Survivor Completes Hike from Mexico to Canada
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December 13, 2015

Girl in the Woods: A Memoir
by Aspen Matis
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A rape survivor has hiked from Mexico to Canada to reclaim her body.

Aspen Matis, 25, completed the 2,600 mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail - becoming one of less than 3,000 people to have ever done so.

She had always wanted to complete the trail but was finally inspired to set off following a horrific incident on her second day at Colorado College in 2008.

"I was raped by another freshman," Aspen told Inside Edition. The attack left her so shaken that she dropped out of college. But she was determined to heal.

"I decided I was going to physically, literally reclaim my body," she said.

She set out on the incredible journey in 2008 and has now documented the five-and-a-half month trip in a book, entitled Girl in the Woods.

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