Confidence

Don’t Let the Fitness Industry Tell You What to Do
When I was five years old, my mom would play an album on the record player, put on her leotard, tights, and leg warmers, and do aerobics in our living room. I had my own little leotard and leg warmers,...
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The Generational Side of Body Image
How many times do you find yourself in a conversation with other women and the only topic of discussion is what their clothes look like, how their body sizes up, and how they wish they could change or alter their...
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How Genital Body Image Impacts Our Sex Life
No one really tells us how to be sexual beings. Most of us learn through our poorly informed friends, uncomfortable parents, porn, or through a highly scientific sex-ed class that conveniently skips over the pelvic floor and concepts of pleasure...
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Lifting Cultural Expectations
When I step into the weight room of my neighborhood gym, I am usually the only woman. If there is another one, I check her out and greet her in my head, “I see you. I see your muscles. Good...
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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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My Body Size Does Not Determine My Ability
Self-talk is a pretty big deal. We all have internal monologues that consistently play in our head, guiding us through our day. If we are lucky, those monologues tell us to go out and do awesome things, be immensely kind...
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A Clear Understanding of Consent, in Sexual Situations and Beyond
If someone kisses you, does that mean they’re also consenting to sex? What if they go home with you and kiss you? If someone has had sex with you before, can you safely assume that you have their consent for...
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The Transformative Power of Boxing for Women
Boxing is an incredible sport that can offer surprising benefits — depending of course on what you’re prepared to put into it! As an enthusiast, competitor, and now coach, I’ve frequently seen the transformative power of boxing, particularly with women....
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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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