I’m pretty freaking excited to share a recent connection I made through the strange, powerful tool of social media.
Social media is an incredible way for empowered visions to find their audience. I was inspired by Elizabeth Emery’s mission and values in Hear Her Sports, reached out on a whim, and I’m so happy I did.
Elizabeth is a former professional cyclist who could not shake the knowledge that sports coverage has a serious gender imbalance. Instead of just philosophizing about it over a glass of wine with friends like we do with some of the stuff that erks us, she made the courageous decision to give female athletes a voice through the growing podcast and social media medium.
Elizabeth and I talk about my strange and nonlinear journey in climbing, success and failure, integrative wellness coaching, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It was wonderful!
After our conversation, I felt pretty nervous of the outcome. How did I come across? Was I too excited (…standard)? Did I overexplain, underexplain?
Was. It. Perfect??!!
Even the idea of sharing the podcast was not everything my inner critic wanted me to do.
“Maybe share it if you do another and are less gabber-y?”
Well, spoiler alert: No, it is not perfect.
It was imperfect. I was my standard excited-self, could have edited out a few ramblings, realize I say “like” more than I would, like, like to…
AND it was so incredible to hear my story through Elizabeth’s vision of feminist sports coverage. My story is something I am proud of; the roughness and smooth-sailing, the shadow and the sparkly bits.
My inner critic jumped up for a moment, it’s true. And I politely asked her to get in the backseat and not touch anything- I have places to go and will not be handing over the wheel, thank you.
Give it a listen, send me your thoughts.
What was something that pushed you out of your comfort zone? How do you respond or react to failure?
I love you. You are more than enough. Go get it.