Merrell Team | June 27, 2020

ROCKFORD, Mich. (June 29, 2020) — “We Hike to Heal” follows Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters, who found each other and combined their passions to create Outdoor Journal Tour. Through a series of events called We Hike to Heal, their goal is to empower women through journaling, meditation and spending time in the outdoors. Now, women across the country use their model and Kenya’s teachings to find their own healing on local trails and in community with one another.

From Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters:

“#wehiketoheal was created to provide a safe and sacred space for women to heal and forge a deeper connection with nataurer. Seeing our vision come to life is beyond humbling – but even more than that, it’s exciting. Because we know exposure will only bring our message of mindfulness and movement to more and more people. Thank you, Merrell, for trusting us and supporting us. And thank you, Faith and Whit, for your vision and guidance. This is an amazing opportunity.”

From the Producer, Faith Briggs:

“It’s a joy to be able to share Michelle and Kenya’s story. Theirs is a story about finding and creating space for yourself and others to be who you need to be through a connection with nature.”

From Marketing Manager, Adam Koepfer, Merrell:

“The powerful work Michelle and Kenya are doing with We Hike to Heal is changing the landscape of lives and communities for the better. We are thrilled to share their story and the cause they have championed, which align so well with Merrell’s mission of sharing the simple power of being outside. We are proud to partner with them and hope to amplify their voices and accelerate their mission through this film.”


“We Hike to Heal” was produced by an all-female crew led by Faith Briggs and Whitney Hassett in partnership with Merrell starring Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters.


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Film Credits:

  • Brand: Merrell
  • Directors and Directors of Photography: Faith E. Briggs & Whitney Hassett
  • Editor: Whitney Hassett
  • Executive Producer: Faith E. Briggs
  • Production Company: Mellifera Cine


For more information on Outdoor Journal Tour and We Hike to Heal, visit For additional information on the film, please reach the Merrell contact below.



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