All tagged women in sport
Some of the best moments in my life have stemmed from my love of bodyboarding; whether it was travelling to compete on the world tour or when I was living in my car travelling around Australia searching for waves. My love of the ocean opened up a whole lot of other unforgettable experiences.
There is a new narrative out there, when it comes to adventure. It's one of diversity, passion, triumph, and change and that is a reason to celebrate being an outdoor woman in Australia!
Courage. Determination. Persistence. Resilience. These are all elements that contribute to our ability to climb that mountain, compete in that race, or complete that adventure. They are size-less, shape-less, simmer inside all of us and lead us to engage our limitless potential yet for many of us, the ability to execute those dreams is often thwarted by an inability to source the required technical clothing in our size.
Her stellar swimming career saw her reach world #1 in her freestyle events bringing home medals from Olympics, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games. Elka filled us in on her journey thus far.
If you’ve been following us here at Travel Play Live for awhile, you will know that we aren't afraid to talk about periods. Well I never thought I could love an advertising campaign more than the one for This Girl Can from the UK, but I have just found my new favourite.
Take one look in the media on any given day and everyone seems to be talking about ‘Body Positive’ of some form. As someone who has been working in the area of Body Positive Advocacy for some time now this is fantastic to see, but I am not doing my victory dance just yet.
Why isn’t body diversity part of brand-specific identity? Fair enough if you stock sizes 6 to 12, but to produce items from sizes 6 to 22, then not promote that you stock those larger sizes in your advertising? Why isn’t athletic diversity considered in marketing?
Few of us take to the trails as competently as this adventuress- Trail and Ultra Runner Kellie Emmerson. Here Kellie gives us a some great tips on how best to get started and enjoy the outdoor freedom that is trail running.
Taking risks allows us to find our boundaries and redefine our limits of possibilities. But have you ever wondered why some days challenging yourself to step up, try something new, take risks and push your boundaries you find totally exhilarating while other days just stepping outside your front door can feel like the biggest risk you’re up for that day?
Most adventure orientated media is of the Bear Grylls or Survivor variety or the sexy near naked images of young females type, once again appealing to men. As a fit and active adventuress in her forties, I have to ask: why is adventure deemed less appropriate for females?