Global #SportsBraSquad Day 2018 Meetups
THE #SPORTSBRASQUAD ISN'T JUST ABOUT ENCOURAGING WOMEN OF ALL SIZES TO EMBRACE THEIR STRENGTH SO THEY CAN FIND A TINY BIT OF COMFORT DURING THE HOT AS HELL SUMMER MONTHS, IT'S ABOUT REDEFINING WHAT STRENGTH LOOKS LIKE. SO MUCH OF OUR WORTH IS ASCRIBED TO HOW WE LOOK.
ARE YOU SKINNY? FAT? DO YOU HAVE ACNE? ZITS? ACNE SCARS? STRETCH MARKS? WRINKLES? CELLULITE? SCARS? PIGMENTED SKIN? FRECKLES?
What if you don't buy into the obsession to get and maintain our prescribed beauty ideals? What does it mean to proudly say, "I'm fighting to put my strongest foot
forward. I'm beautiful. THIS is what strength looks like!"?
Before I joined the #SportsBraSquad, I rarely saw women who weren't slender running without a shirt on. Seeing women of a diverse range of shapes and sizes matters! Because without a range of strength on display, the only bodies we see are the ones we see in the media! And according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females. 5%! And in a badass campaign called The 67% Project, Refinery29 found that despite the fact that most American women are plus-size, they make up less than 2% of the images we see.
The larger a woman is, the more likely she's going to be labeled as lazy, unhealthy, and whether or not you want to admit it, ugly. AND I CALL BULLSHIT BECAUSE HEALTH ISN'T A LOOK, IT'S A LIFESTYLE.
One of the most effective ways to change the way we see and feel about our bodies is to experience what they're capable of. To get active that empower you. It doesn't matter if that's running, cycling, lifting, golfing, dancing, surfing, going to the gym, getting on an elliptical, walking, or rock climbing. (THIS LIST CAN GO ON FOREVER BUT YOU GET THE POINT!) Joining the #SportsBraSquad is about facing our inner critics, being seen, supporting one another along the way, and showing the world that strength comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages.
SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS BECAUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH MARKS OUR SECOND GLOBAL #SPORTSBRASQUAD DAY!
In 2017, over 75 cities around the world hosted meetups so that women could come together and proclaim, THIS IS WHAT STRENGTH LOOKS LIKE.
Can you join global #SportsBraSquad day solo? OF COURSE! Snap a photo and share why you're running with the #SportsBraSquad hashtag!
But if you can join a #BadAssLadyGang on Global #SportsBraSquad Day, DO THAT! Assemble or find a squad! HOST A MEETUP if your city isn't listed below!!! If you're interested in hosting a meetup in your area, CLICK HERE or fill out the form below.
For more information on how to join a meetup in your area, keep your eyes on this page! We’re hard at work updating this list of meetups and event pages daily. I'll be hosting a fun 5K run/walk for anyone interested here in NYC so if you're in the area, come join me!
It doesn't matter if you run solo or with a #BadassLadyGang, the most important thing is that you get out there and show the world what strength looks like!
Lenexa (9am Sunday, June 24th at FitStudio 13212 Craig Overland Park)