Sport and physical activity has always been a large part of my life as a dancer. Last year I created “The You Go Girl Project” as my Beauty With A Purpose where each month at a local community centre young girls could come out for a free workshop to try a different sport not typically offered in their gym class curriculum.
At the local community centre we had already hosted our hip-hop and yoga workshop and were gearing up for our third class, Taekwondo, when everything shut down due to COVID-19.
I wanted to continue to inspire girls but had to get creative due to the safety restrictions put in place. I was hoping to take the project digital to reach a wider number of people and came up with the idea of the You Go Girl podcast. Representation does matter and so I wanted to create a digital environment where each week I would interview a Canadian woman who has had success in sport to find out more about her journey and help inspire young girls to consider different and unique sports that they might not have even known are available!
The first episode of the You Go Girl podcast launches this Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 and I will publish a new episode each week.
I can’t wait for you all to have a listen!