Rebecca Ross climber, mountaineer, photographer, adventure seeker. Rebecca recently won the McNeill Nott award, which she will use for an expedition in Mongolia in 2020. In Spring 2019 she will climb two peaks in the Republic of Georgia. In 2018 she lead a grant funded expedition to Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Those are just a few of the climbs she’s done in the past few years since starting the sport in 2017. We talk climbing, safety, fear, lack of solid goals, training, diversity, altitude, photography, adventure, and gear for shorter people. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.
Naya Tapper, rugby superstar, top try scorer for the USA Women's Eagles Sevens team began rugby career at UNC in 2012. In 2016 earned spot on USA Women's Eagles. She’s now training for the 2020 Olympics at the Olympic Training Center with her teammates. Because opportunities rugby brought her, Naya works to grow the sport for women and youth.
Jen Gurecki, CEO of Coalition Snow, a woman founded ski & snowboard company, Editor in Chief, SISU magazine, Co-host Juicy bits podcast, and Founder of Sawadisha joins HHS to talk about creating quality women’s equipment versus “pinking down” something designed and made for by men, LBGTQ, being kind, speaking up, dealing with making mistakes, and her next adventure, cycling in Nepal.
Gymnast Rachel Haines was a two-time member of the US Women’s Gymnastics team, two-time National Champion, and Division 1 college gymnast at University of Minnesota where she studied child psychology and earned a master’s degree in family social science.
She’s just come out with her memoir, Abused, about her time as a gymnast and as Survivor 195 in the Larry Nassar case.
She writes in detail about breaking her back in 3 places and everything she did to stay in the sport after that. Mostly Rachel uses the lens of her psychology training to dissect her time in the sport. She focuses on the culture of gymnastics, being a driven teenager, her own process of healing, forgiving, moving on, and creating a great life after sport.
Rachel now coaches young gymnasts and implements her own ideas about improving the sport. We talk about balancing being a strong competitor, safety, and the process of improving and becoming a good person.
Lisa Keller owns Multisport Training of Alaska, is General Manager of Running Free Alaska, bringing running to the women prisoners at Hiland prison in Anchorage. She’s a founding board member of the Alaska Run for Women, two-time Alaska Triathlete of the Year and has achieved All-American status in USA Triathlon age group rankings. Lisa has stories of how sports power gives power to women. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Runner and Nurse Mallory Hatmaker talks postpartum depression, being a mom running as treatment, taking care of herself first, work-family-exercise balance, meditation, speed, competition, and constraints of real life and body. All in Episode 55. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Ashli Pratt senior track sprinter at Laurel on wanting more African Americans in movies, finding a voice, winning, being confident and vibrant, choosing a college, neuroscience, women of color as part of #metoo, living in Glenville, plus nutrition and weight lifting. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things. Conversation recorded for Hear Her Sports Glenville, a neighborhood stories project sharing the power of sports for girls and women to break through barriers.
Meagan Martin – Ninja Warrior superstar, professional climber, USA Team climber, powerful model for Athleta, and commentator for USA Climbing on ESPN joins HHS for Episode 53. Meagan shares her thoughts about the impact of sports for kids, girls and women, the value of mentors, painted nails, body image, goals, aging, and she has some final wise words. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power and confidence, and do amazing things.
Mary Grace Stocker talks solo adventures, financial security, saving money, climbing in Yosemite, empowering other women, vertical wilderness, breaking from expectations all in Episode 52. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power and confidence, and do amazing things.
Sporty Esquire Cecelia Townes is a former tennis player at Howard University and a graduate of UCLA School of Law. She founded GladiatHers LLC to empower women who want to achieve their maximum potential. She is dedicated to helping women discover and walk in their purpose, improving the image of women in sports, and on preparing athletes for life after sports. Cecelia serves on the Board of Directors of the national non-profit Play Like a Girl! and is a contributing writer for ESPNW. There’s lot’s of goodies in the conversation including about scarcity, meditating, negotiating, and my favorite -- a bit about how meal planning is rubbish. Long-form interviews with female athletes sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.