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Interview With Janae Marie Croc: All Anyone is Asking For is Equality
"In this society, being white offers you privilege. Being straight offers you a lot of privilege. Being part of a religious majority offers you privilege. People treat you preferentially. I read a quote that there is a lot of truth to: “When you’re used to privilege, equality can feel like oppression.” You hear from the majority, “They’re trying to take our rights away!” When really, all anyone is asking for is equality."Read More
Leanna Carr on Mental Health, Identity, and Realizing Your Potential
"Perspective has helped me a lot. Just because something happens that throws you off the path that you’ve created for yourself, doesn’t mean you won’t arrive at the destination you want. There are often multiple roads. Take things as they are, and appreciate the things that you have in control. From there, find a way around. That can be applied to so many things in life, not just powerlifting."Read More
Kimberly Walford: Bracing Technique, Injuries, and Goals
"As you age, you become more comfortable and confident with who you are. You reach this point in your life where you’re like: 'I know who I am, and whoever you’re going to be in my life, you have to accept me for who I am. Just like how I accept you.' It’s such a freeing thing to say, 'I’m happy with who I am. If you’re gonna accept me, you’re gonna accept me for me.'”Read More
This was the best first meet a person could ask for. The atmosphere was friendly, the whole event staff was extremely helpful, and the event itself was well organized. I'm very glad I was able to do this meet, as opposed to starting with a more typical meet.
AMAZING DAY. It was my first meet, and I could not have felt more supported. Every woman was made to feel important and powerful. Everything ran so smoothly, and I was so grateful for the handlers behind the scenes to help us warm up.
HONESTLY ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE
One of the best days of my life. It was my first time lifting and the volunteers and fellow lifters were so warm and welcoming. The volunteers especially were a huge help when I was warming up and let me know if my squat was at depth. Also the meet was very organized and went very quickly. Can't wait for the next meet!
Absolutely incredible! The meet was well-run and efficient, the environment was incredibly supportive and super welcoming for first-time competitors. I loved every minute of it, and would 110% participate in another WSC event!