Derrick Johnson is the youngest international coach in the history of USA Weightlifting. Along with being a Team USA team member (Sr. Worlds, Jr. Worlds, and University Worlds) and USA Weightlifting’s Developmental Coach of the Year, Derrick is the only coach in the world to have 3 Sr. World team members from 3 different countries (Brazil, Canada, and the US). Derrick has also coached a lifter to the 2012 Olympics (represented Brazil) and is the youngest level 5 coach in USAW history. Derrick also became the first African American to be named head coach of an international team for USA Weightlifting. In this episode Derrick and Lindsey discuss the lack of representation for black and latino athletes in sports such as weightlifting, cycling, swimming and why it relates back to slavery, Jim Crow laws, FDR's New Deal, and more. We can only hope that after listening to this episode your heart is opened and you donate to The Kings of Weightlifing.
You may remember Aydian Dowling from our Partner Panel at this year's BIRTHFIT Summit. Aydian Dowling is a transgender activist. Jenilee is a spiritual and energy healer with a masters in social work. They are married and have a nine month old baby boy Antler. In this episode, they share intimate details about their partnership and parenthood. This episode is chalk full of pearls of wisdom for anyone that is actively choosing to be a more compassionate human and/or parent.
Taylor is a former US Marine, a former CrossFit Games athlete, a coach, and most importantly a wife and mother. Taylor dives deep into the inner work and healing she has moved through over the past few years to overcome past traumas and darkness and how she uses the lessons she learned to become the inspiring and strong woman and mother she is today. Taylor aims to help people be the best versions of themselves and she was such a joy to have on the podcast!
Lauren Reeves is mother, wife, a BIRTHFIT NC participant, and an attorney in Raleigh, NC. She sits down with Lindsay Mumma to share her journey with IVF - the dark and the bright spots.