Hi everyone! As you may know, I am competing in my fifth powerlifting meet on September 28, 2019.
I’d like to use this meet to raise funds for the Women’s Strength Coalition (https://www.womensstrengthcoalition.com/), an amazing organization that promotes equity, inclusivity, and access in strength sports. In the last year, WSC has been instrumental in challenging the USA Powerlifting ban on transgender athletes, fighting unfair restrictions on Muslim athletes‘ attire, and raising awareness of equity issues in powerlifting and weightlifting. WSC opened a gym, Strength for All, an inclusive and welcoming gym that offers sliding scale membership, community education, and an open door to all. They have raised over $330,000 for other organization, including Planned Parenthood, Avenues for Homeless Youth (in Minnesota where I grew up), and Casa Ruby here in DC. They started Pull for Pride, an annual fundraiser/deadlift competition supporting LGBT organizations. In sum, WSC is doing incredible work to “break down prohibitive barriers to fitness, sport, and strength training.”
I'd like to pledge $1 for each pound I hope to lift at my upcoming meet. I’d really appreciate any amount that anyone can give! WSC is a special organization that can really use our support.