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Skyler Espinoza

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Skyler was a DI rower and coach at Columbia and Stanford Universities, and now is a Team USA athlete as a guide for a visually impaired cyclist. She is a world championships medallist, and a 2x Parapan American champion. You can read her blog about women in sports at empowerwomensports.wordpress.com, and follow her on Instagram @skyler.espinozaa.

Blog Post by Skyler Espinoza

May 13, 2024 at 3:21 PM

When to Grit and When to Quit

Erin told her parents she wanted to be an Olympian when she was just six years old. Trusting their daughter’s intuition, Erin’s parents put her in ballet and gymnastics, which gave her an early taste for discipline and body awareness, both of which ...
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April 4, 2024 at 4:33 PM

The Price of the Podium: Understanding the Athlete Economy

Explore the intricacies of the athlete economy beyond the glitz of big-figure deals, focusing on the financial challenges and opportunities for women athletes on their journey to the top. This blog delves into the often overlooked aspects of pro ...
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March 25, 2024 at 5:07 PM

The Lonely World of Women's Outdoor Sports

When it comes to outdoor and extreme sports, women often find themselves at the top of a game few are playing. They’ve become so specialized that sharing a workout with someone becomes really tricky: often, to train with other women is to pump the ...
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February 28, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Ladies, Start Your Engines

In some ways Erika arrived at that moment: she was seated in a McLaren GT4, racing professionally in Europe, being invited onto podcasts and finally recognized for the talent she’d felt in her fingers during that first race in the parking lot. On ...
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February 6, 2024 at 10:35 AM

The Best Football Players You've Never Heard Of

Highlighting the overlooked history of women in American football, this narrative reveals the enduring spirit and breakthroughs of women who have defied conventions to play, coach, and lead in a sport entwined with masculine identity. It spotlights ...
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January 9, 2024 at 1:35 PM

New Year's Goal Setting Tips from an Elite Athlete

January's gym rush is real, but did you know 80% of new members quit within 5 months? This blog offers practical tips from an elite athlete on making a fitness regime sustainable. From starting small to adapting goals, learn how to make your health ...
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