In Her Voice

6: You are more than your body: Body image & female athletes

When’s the last time you thanked your body for what it allows you to do rather than picking apart everything you don’t like about it?

In Episode 6 of the her Soul Shot Podcast, we are here to tell you that you are so much more than your body.

Many girls and women struggle with body image, especially as athletes. We hope this episode helps you appreciate your body and understand that your body is the least interesting thing about you. You’ll also hear Kyla open up about her life-long body image struggles and how she’s been learning to overcome them to embrace what more she has to offer the world.

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We also touch on female athletes often having to choose between being feminine and athletic and why it’s important that we understand and teach girls that they can be both—neither will make them any more or less of an athlete.

If you haven’t thanked your body in a while, we hope you do after listening to this episode!