Strong: How do we focus on women’s physical strength?

“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

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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