I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to…I wanted to give them their Blizzard of Aahhhs, Ski Movie or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.
Overcoming one of my limiting beliefs, "girls are not as strong as men, therefore we cannot attempt the same physical challenges." I can tell you, with all certainty, this is not true. I have accomplished things on skis no one thought were physically possible for females.
I have struggled to be taken seriously as a female athlete. I have struggled to find my worth outside of winning. I have struggled to accept parts of myself. Now I'm recognizing the beauty in those parts as well as beauty in the times when things didn't go my way.
There are tons of amazing women out there for girls to emulate but the media isn't celebrating them to the masses.
I'm excited to work with SCARPA because it's opened up a whole new playground to me as an athlete.
Growing up, it was difficult to find role models I could relate too. Mass media told me to emulate sexy singers or sexy actresses. Jane Goodall was the closest thing I found to a woman I wanted to be like.
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