WSC’s mission is to build stronger communities through increased access to strength training. We envision a world where everyone has equal opportunity to express their voice and embrace their power.
Theory Behind Our Work
Literal physical strength and space is necessary to resist oppression and advocate for ourselves.
There is a demonstrable connection between physical activity and mental health, yet access to fitness infrastructure and education is limited for those that would benefit from training the most. Mental health care costs are alarmingly high and inaccessible to many. Feeling safe and strong in our bodies directly informs our ability to effectively take part in and lead social justice movements.
Recognizing this disparity, the Women’s Strength Coalition aims to provide that space, training, and care. In addition, community events around the country serve to raise awareness and funds for local, state, and national social justice nonprofits, and allow for more members of the population to become active citizens and advocate for pressing issues.
Our purpose is to allow for internal strength development so that we can take ownership of our bodies and minds, while building confidence, stamina, and community.
Increasing mental and physical stamina through the act of repetitive training builds the necessary mindset to work towards hard goals. Being able to create sustained and long term change is felt and experienced on the gym floor, and informs the individual at home, work, and on the street.
In order to be of service to our community, we need to make sure we are truly listening to what the community needs.
Our first program is currently being developed. It will serve cis and transgender women with a history of eating disorder behavior, and encourage them to grow strong and powerful, at a sliding scale.
The Women’s Strength Coalition is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.