If I raise $1,000 by August 25th, the nice people at the Wrestling Factory in Philadelphia are going to teach me to take a proper, honest, flat-back wrestling bump.
As the resident wrestling girl, I get asked all the time if I would ever get in the ring and I always laugh it off. But the truth is it scares me and I don't believe I'm tough enough to do it. This August, I'm taking She's the First's challenge to face that fear and learn the most basic move in wrestling: a flatback bump.
It's that thing where wrestlers fling their bodies in the air and land flat on their back. Those mats aren't crashpads, they're plywood, and the impact is rough. I'll be participating in a Wrestling 101 workshop at the Wrestling Factory to learn how to do it safely and correctly- safety first kids!
Women's wrestling is full of empowered women who were told they can't do it and said "watch me." So what better way to raise money for STF and do #anythingforeducation than by putting myself through wrestling training, bruises and all?