Sister Fighting

I feel bombarded lately by the neon reminders – as if to wake me back up — that a convoluted fight continues for women. Specific reminders, for me at least, have been within my own area of sports and fitness. The fact that the perception of female athletes is still so skewed makes my heart…

Interview for VegetarianBodybuilding.com

I had the honor of being interviewed for VegetarianBodybuilding.com in 2015 in a piece called “A Love-Hate Relationship with Bikini Bodybuilding” after I did a competition in 2014. I got the opportunity to answer questions that meant something to me, especially one regarding feminism and bikini bodybuilding. You can check out the full interview HERE. Here are…

Bikini Competition Take Aways

First Bikini Competition Take Aways Standing backstage in a cramped, starkly-lit dressing room lined with warped mirrors, I stared at the other women. There was so much waiting time, I couldn’t fight the urge to take a hard look at everyone. We were all deeply, sadly orange, nervous, and not interacting. The room smelled of…