Women crush everyday of the week! To honor and share stories of women who are crushing it either on the body front or the mama front, I am featuring short interviews of women who are crushing it, hence the title #WomenCrushWednesday. So without further ado, let me introduce you to the multifaceted, multi-talented amazingly awesome, Ryan!
How has your view of your body evolved over the years?
I became very aware of the power (both physically & socially) of my feminine features encased in a muscular frame when I started running track in high school, and ever since I have worked to maintain some semblance of the balance of strength and grace inherent in being a girl athlete. I have more creaks and pains than ever, but am constantly impressed by how strength shifts over time. I used to be able to jump from tall heights without so much as a wince. Now I only jump when I see spiders. But in my youth I could never fathom that this body could withstand giving birth, and now I’m fearlessly considering having a second child. Strength shifts indeed.
How do you think women should feel about their bodies?
Why do you do what you do?