Ep 96: Sticks and Stones Lead To Change

Between miles 22 and 23 of the NYC Marathon, marathoner and ultramathoner Latoya Shauntay Snell encountered a white man who had the audacity to say to her, “It’s gonna take your fat ass forever, huh?”.

We all know the saying sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us. But the truth is, words do hurt. It doesn't matter who is throwing them, they always hurt. Luckily, Latoya was able to shake off the verbal assault and write an incredibly powerful and empowering piece that took us a step towards change. 

Today on the podcast, I don't just want to talk about the verbal attack, but the bigger problem, our issue with women and their shape and size. Luckily, women like Latoya are the face of change. They're showing the world that health and strength come in all shapes and sizes.  

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