Behind a Pane of Glass

 Olivia Round on her bike trip from Oregon to Florida. (Photo courtesy Olivia Round)

Olivia Round on her bike trip from Oregon to Florida. (Photo courtesy Olivia Round)

Cycling cross country to escape your biggest fear

When Olivia Round set off on a cross-country bicycle trip, she told people she was doing it to have an adventure, or to take a semester off school. But her real reason was more personal, more urgent: she wanted to overcome a paralyzing fear. A fear of men.

On this episode, Olivia shares the story of one particular night on her journey. It's a story about a surprising encounter she had in the mountains of Colorado — and about what's actually possible when it comes to overcoming our deepest fears.

As a young woman, I felt like I’d been born with a neon sign over my head and a bullseye between my legs.
— Olivia Round