“Women are complex and muscles are not the monopoly of men.” The female body is one of the most scrutinized subjects in contemporary culture, so why are portrayals of physical strength so lacking?
Thanks to the following guests for participating:
Poorna Bell is an award-winning author and journalist, who previously worked as UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost. She is also a digital editorial consultant, has a weekly column in the i Paper, and freelances for The Times, Telegraph, Red and Stylist among others. Stronger: Changing Everything I Knew About Women’s Strength is her third book.
Ravneet Panesar, a Nutrition Coach at Neet Nutrition
Registered dietitian and life coach Christine Kenny
Here are some of the resources from the show:
For centuries, women were more or less excluded from organized athletics, relegated to more “feminine” tasks like being homemakers or taking care of children. Journalist Hayley Shapley says a lot has changed:
Books looked at this week:
Poorna Bell: Stronger: Changing Everything I Knew About Women’s Strength
Haley Shapley: Strong Like Her: A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers, and Unstoppable Athletes
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