“Why Can’t I Be You: Majka Burhardt.” Rookie Magazine. September 2013.
“Last year, I was scooping up a pile of mail off my porch, and my neighbor’s Patagonia catalog slipped open to a picture of a strong-looking woman scaling a giant rock face, free-climbing. In the caption, the climber was identified as Majka Burhardt. I squinted at the photo and felt the thrill of recognition: Majka had been one of my dearest friends in middle school! Even back then she stood out: She was energetic and outspoken and friends with everyone in our small Minneapolis school, and we all looked up to her…”