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Articles: GGS Spotlight

Jul, 16 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Julie Gohring

Name: Julie Gohring Age: 41 Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong means bucking traditional and conventional stereotypes of what it means to be a woman. It means defining myself by my own standards and creating space for other woman to do the […]

GGS Spotlight: Tina Tang

Name:  Tina Tang Age: 46 Location: Jersey City, NJ What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? When I think of Girls Gone Strong, I imagine a world of women flying in capes, saving lives with their strength, and embracing the strength of other women. It represents rebellion and support. Girls Gone Strong […]

Jun, 18 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Janae Marie Kroc

Name:   Janae Marie Kroc (Kroczaleski) Age: 44 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It’s about empowering women to pursue their passions (even if goes against what society may deem appropriate for women) and deconstructing the absurd ideas that somehow strength (both physically and psychologically) and muscle are […]

GGS Spotlight: Yessica Martinez

Name:   Yessica Martinez Age: 25 Location: Pittsburgh, PA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It’s more than just being physically strong. It’s about having a strong sense of self. This reminds me of something I read a long time ago, and it resonated with me. I’ll never forget: “Please, be proud […]

May, 21 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Megan Matal

Name:  Megan Matal          Age: 32 Location: Mountain View, CA (one of the cities in Silicon Valley) How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? Several years ago, I noticed one of my friends had followed the Girls Gone Strong page on Facebook. I was drawn to the uplifting messages which were in stark contrast to […]

May, 17 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Julie Barnum

Name: Julie Barnum Age: 24 Location: Fort Collins, CO How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? I was looking up some fitness-related question one day, and came upon the GGS website. I saw a place to subscribe for emails, which I did. I honestly forgot about it save for the occasional article until after […]

Apr, 23 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Marcie Arroyo Sislow

Name:   Marcie Arroyo Sislow Age: 39 Location: Seattle, WA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means being unafraid to live in your own skin! Discovering my own strength increased my self-confidence and has helped me to be a better role model for my daughter. I believe being self-sufficient is empowering, […]

GGS Spotlight: Sara Sutherland

Name:   Sara Sutherland Age: 35 Location: Aurora, Nebraska What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? That I can flex and say “Welcome to the Gun Show” any time that I want! Lifting weights fuels my mind and body to know and feel that I am a strong woman. I want to be […]

Mar, 31 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Jill McLean

Name:   Jill McLean Age:  35 Location: Salem, Oregon What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me it means being strong and confident on the inside and out. It means not being afraid to show off my “guns” while also wearing lipgloss. It means not being afraid to be more, to take […]

Mar, 29 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Melissa DiLeonardo

Name: Melissa DiLeonardo Age: 39 Location: Chicago, IL What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? So much. On the surface, it means I am a woman who loves to lift. Weightlifting has been a game changer in my life. I’ve worked in health and fitness for over ten years, but did not […]

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