How Queen of the South Actress Idalia Valles Helped Me Overcome My Fear of Heights

Idalia Valles shot by Jon Pham

When I asked Idalia to go bouldering with me for this article, I didn’t mention my crippling fear of heights and how I had never successfully scaled a rock wall in the past. In fact, I had actually gotten stuck on a rock wall in my childhood -- but I decided not to mention it, in hopes that maybe I could face my fear this time around.