I am a few days from the start of the Montane Yukon Ultra 430-Mile race. One moment I am terrified and unsure if I have what it takes and the next day I am envisioning crossing the entire Arctic Circle, so without a doubt, I am exactly where I need to be. More than ever, the reason why I decided to participate in this race is something that we need to discuss. #MeToo and #TimesUp have been amazing movements that brought much-needed changes in attitudes towards victims of sexual assault but the perception still is to blame the victim or even worse, to not believe her as it was the case when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in Congress, if a white woman with a Doctorate is not believed can you imagine if you belong to a marginalized group? There is a demographic that experiences violence at an alarmingly higher rate, indigenous women and girls. Is reported that in Australia, indigenous women are 80 times more likely to suffer violence, in Mexico the percentage is of 70%, in Canada a woman or a girl is slain every 2.5 days usually by an intimate partner, indigenous women represent only about five percent of the population, but make-up 36 percent of the women and girls killed by violence. Murderer or Missing Indigenous Women and Girls is a global epidemic, It’s hard to estimate the number of MMIWG around the world in 2016 there were 5712 cases of MMIWG, In Canada, the estimate is 1,017 but there are reports that the number is much higher. There is a highway in Canada that has been particularly dangerous for indigenous women, the Highway of Tears, February 3rd I will be running the 430-Mile Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra and add an extra 20 miles when I finish in Memory of all the MMIWG of the 450- Mile Highway of Tears.