She Can & She Did is a storytelling platform and free running community dedicated to connecting women and redefining what strength looks like.
She Can & She Did
Looking for a badass lady gang to motivate you, inspire you, laugh with you, cry with you, hear you, see you, support you, rage with you, survive alongside you, and kick ass and take names with you? You’re in the right place.
Hi friends. See that women in the sports bra right there? That’s me. Kelly Roberts. In 2013, I started a blog after going viral for taking selfies with hot guys behind me while I tried to survive a half marathon.
But I haven’t always been a runner. I’m the former President of the “I F*cking Hate Running Club”. I, like so many women in our Badass Lady Gang, am an unlikely runner. A struggle runner. A runner who rarely likes running. I was never athletic growing up and associated getting active as punishment because I was always curvier and obsessed with losing weight so that I could feel beautiful.
Then, in 2009 my younger brother Scott passed away in a tragic accident and I lost control. That year, I ended up gaining over 75 pounds trying to survive my loss. It felt like I woke up one day and didn’t recognize the person staring back at me. It was the first time in my life that I just wanted to give up.
Then I found running.
And running changed my life.
But the truth is, running never got easier for me. I'm a terrible, terrible athlete. But I like to think that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really gets easier. You just get stronger.
When I started my blog in 2013, I wanted to inspire people who were struggling to find a way to feel proud of themselves and laugh along the way. But after a few years of sharing my story, I wanted to create a platform for others to share their stories while connecting in real life as well.
It started with the #sportsbrasquad. a global movement encouraging women to ditch their shirts and reject the idea of ‘what a runner should look like’ in favor of ‘this is what strength looks like’.
Then came She Can & She Did. An online storytelling platform dedicated to the women who aren’t just running, they’re running for their lives.
And then came the Badass Lady Gang. A Free Running Movement in over 40 cities around the world Connecting, Supporting, And inspiring Women to Get Active In Ways That Empower Them.
From chasing impossible goals to discovering that the only way you'll fail is if you fail to try, She Can & She Did is dedicated to the smart, strong, emboldened, driven, funny, and ambitious women who are brave enough to share their imperfect journeys about how they don’t just survive, but thrive.
We all have a story to tell and a voice that deserves to be heard.
I can't wait to hear yours either here on She Can & She Did or on the run at a Badass Lady Gang meetup.
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