Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ferris Graduate Presents An Alaskan Survival Guide

Bellinger sees Alaska as "larger than life in many, many ways"

Brookelyn Bellinger (EHS '97) is a renaissance woman in a Carhartt coat. She is the author of The Frozen Toe Guide to Real Alaskan Livin': Learn How to Survive Moose Attacks, Endless Winters & Life Without Indoor Plumbing.

She is a singer-songwriter who has released a CD entitled Dance With Me, and been the opening act for Laura Love, Jeff Lang and Nanci Griffith. A self-taught filmmaker, she is in post-production on a documentary about the extreme Mount Marathon foot race in Seward.

She has also used an outhouse at 50 below zero.

"Alaska is larger than life in many, many ways. There's a unique group of people who live here," says Bellinger, whose description clearly includes herself. She says that the state has "quirkiness beyond measure."

For the complete version of Brookelyn Bellinger's unique story, visit: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/parentinfo/success/bellinger/

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