Inclusion & Community

Sexual Harassment in Life and in the Fitness Industry
Let’s talk about sex… ual harassment. When speaking of sexual harassment, some of the more blatant and alarming examples of it tend to jump into mind. The construction worker who hollers highly inappropriate remarks at female passersby. The perverted teacher...
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Representation Matters: Eating Disorders Aren't Just for White Girls
When you think about eating disorders what is the image that comes to mind? Is it one of teenaged vanity? Of emaciated white women agonizing in front of the mirror or hunched over the toilet? For a long time, the...
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Speak Up: Identifying Rape Culture in Everyday Conversation
You can find it in this 2011 New York Times description of an 11-year-old girl who was horrifically gang raped: “she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.” You can...
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4 Ways You Can Support Your Trans Clients
Our clients come from diverse communities and have varying needs and rich backgrounds. We may not always know how best to support them in their journey to wellness.  In this article, I hope to specifically address the ways in which...
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The Importance of Community in Fitness
While your fitness pursuits can certainly be a solo affair, there’s one aspect that can be a determining factor when it comes to the consistency with which you move your body, and the longevity of your endeavors: finding a sense...
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Is Your Fitness Practice As Inclusive As You Think It Is?
Many of us see fitness as a luxury, and as something that may or may not be affordable to most. As a Black woman, I saw it for a long time as something that only white people could afford. All...
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The Pitfalls of Using Gendered Terminology in Fitness
When I first began powerlifting I was told I had to use the 20-kilogram bar for competition. For those of you who aren’t familiar with bar sizes, in most Olympic weightlifting gyms there are two bars, the 15-kilogram bar and...
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Why Is Everything Such a Shameful Secret?
When the occasional (poorly informed) person tries to tell me that sexism doesn’t exist anymore, I sometimes ask in response: So you think women can talk just as freely about bodily functions as men? Typically, the response I get is...
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Me Too: Molly Galbraith's Personal Stories Of Sexual Harassment & Assault
As women, it’s sadly unsurprising to learn that another woman we know has experienced sexual harassment, assault or violence — after all, most of us have. Sharing our stories can be as comforting as it is horrifying: while it helps...
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