Trained Podcast: Elevate Women in Sports With Anna Kessel
Women belong in sports. Sportswriter and journalist Anna Kessel is saying it louder for the people in the back.
Trained is a podcast exploring the cutting edge of holistic fitness.
Anna Kessel has been writing about women in sports for nearly two decades. Her work — especially when it comes to women’s football — has been so impactful, she was awarded a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire as part of the 90th birthday honors of Queen Elizabeth II. Many consider her book, Eat Sweat Play, to be a must-read at the nexus of feminism and fitness. On this episode, Kessel joins host Jaclyn Byrer to break down the history of women’s athletics, tells us why societal views are largely to blame for barriers to entry, and shares how we can all play a role in evolving the narrative of women’s place in sports.
“I guess I just want us to stop shutting women and girls down. To just allow them to continue that trajectory of freedom and confidence and exploration and play. Because I think it will just take us all — men and women — to a much better place.”
Sportswriter, journalist and the author of Eat Sweat Play