Global #SportsBraSquad Day 2019

Mark your calendars because on July 13th, we’re showing the world what strength looks like because it’s GLOCAL #SPORTSBRASQUAD DAY!

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am the founder of the #SportsBraSquad, a movement dedicated to redefining what strength looks like.

Truthfully, the #SportsBraSquad was born out of desperation. It was a hot, humid summer day and I got a late start on a long run. About a mile in, I was dying in my capris and shirt but I was terrified to ditch a layer and run the following fourteen miles through New York City in only a sports bra. I was convinced someone would affirm the horrible things I said to myself whenever I saw my body when I looked in the mirror.

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I was running 40+ miles a week, hitting the gym, and eating healthy…why wasn’t I skinnier? Why didn’t I have the thinner body I thought I needed in order to be beautiful?

That day, I ditched my shirt, took out my headphones and got ready to scream at anyone who dared to make a comment about my body or call me fat. And to my total and complete astonishment, no one batted an eye. No one said a single thing.

After that run, I decided that I was done hiding the body I was convinced I wasn’t allowed to feel proud of. I shared my experience on Instagram and the #SportsBraSquad was born.

It started as a way for women to ditch their shirts along with their insecurities, and show the world what strength looks like. For decades, the health, fitness, and weight loss industries have sold us a narrative that one particular body type is the one we should all strive for and it’s complete and total bullshit.

Health isn’t a look, it’s a lifestyle. And strength looks different on everyone.

I know that ditching your shirt for the first time can be terrifying! There's strength in numbers which is why on July 13th, #SportsBraSquads around the world will be coming together to show the world that our bodies are strong as hell!

JOIN AN OFFICIAL #SPORTSBRASQUAD MEETUP

California

Los Angeles

Colorado

Denver

Delaware

Wilmington

Indiana

Indianapolis

Florida

Orlando

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

South Bend

Kansas

Lenexa

Kentucky

Louisville

Lexington

Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Lowell

Michigan

Grand Rapids

Missouri

St. Louis

Minnesota

Duluth

Twin Cities

New Jersey

Montclair

Pennsauken

NEW YORK

Buffalo

Huntington

New York City!

Watertown

North Carolina

Asheville

Cary

Charlotte 

Ohio

Cincinnati

Toledo

Oregon

Salem

Pennsylvania

Lewisburg

Media

Philadelphia

 South Carolina

Greenville

Texas

Houston

Virginia

Roanoke

Virginia Beach

INTERNATIONAL MEETUPS

Canada

Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Ottawa, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Chile

Santiago

U.K. 

York

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Over the last two years, thousands of women have come together to take to the streets to celebrate Global #SportsBraSquad Day. Are you ready to show the world what strength looks like?