EPISODES

Nov. 30, 2022

Athlete Follow Up: Deja Young-Craddock (USA): Turning Postpartum into…

Every 4th episode this season, we’ll circle back with an athlete we’ve previously worked with to update you on her life and what …

Episode page
Nov. 23, 2022

Thanksgiving Break & Athlete Follow Up with Deja Young

We want to honor Deja’s story to the best of our abilities, so because this week is Thanksgiving in the United States, we will pu…

Episode page
Nov. 9, 2022

Alexa Moreno (MEX): Vaulting Over the Noise

Alexa is a 2x Olympian (Tokyo and Rio) and the first Mexican woman to win a World Championship Medal. She's one of the 100 most…

Episode page
Oct. 26, 2022

Diede de Groot (NED): Conquering the Courts & Finding Her Voice

Diede de Groot has the best record in the history of tennis; she's won more majors (31) than anyone, male or female, singles or d…

Episode page
Oct. 13, 2022

Sue Bird (USA): Bigger Than Basketball

Sue is one of the most iconic athletes in the world: she's been a professional athlete for 20 years, won 5 gold Olympic medals (2…

Episode page
Oct. 5, 2022

Season 3 Trailer: Keeping the Fire Burning

Flame Bearers: Keeping the Fire Burning spotlights women Olympians and Paralympians who sought to compete in the Tokyo Summer or …

Episode page
March 23, 2022

Ukrainian Athletes: What the World Needs to Hear

In light of Russian war on Ukraine, this special edition episode is different than our normal episodes. In an effort to elevate U…

Episode page
March 9, 2022

Mihaela Hogas (Romania): Breaking Barriers Through Speed Skating

When Mihaela was 9, she went to a park and saw some kids inline skating. She didn't realize it was actually for the winter sport …

Episode page
March 7, 2022

Simidele Adeagbo (Nigeria): The Original Sleigh Queen

Simidele (Simi) was the first African and black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics, and more recently, the first Africa…

Episode page
March 2, 2022

Kendall Gretsch (USA): 2 Games in 2 Sports Within 6 Months

3x Paralympic Gold Medalist, Kendall Gretsch is one of the only athletes who competed in Tokyo this past summer who is also compe…

Episode page
Feb. 16, 2022

Dr. Natalia Siuba-Jarosz (Poland): Being a Doctor & Elite Parasnowboa…

Dr. Natalia Siuba-Jarosz is an elite Polish Parasnowboarder and Doctor in Radiology. She has gone by Simba ever since her last na…

Episode page
Feb. 9, 2022

Valentina Margaglio (Italy): the Skeleton Lioness

Valentina or 'The Lioness' grew up in Italy as a 'very competitive child' with her three sisters and one brother. She describes h…

Episode page
Feb. 2, 2022

Aline Rocha (Brazil): Sport as Freedom & Women in Para Sports

When Aline was 15 years old, she was in a car accident that paralyzed her from the waist down. That said, she says "sport changed…

Episode page
Jan. 26, 2022

Mialitiania Clerc (Madagascar): Being the First Malagasy & Alpine Ski…

Mialitiana (Mia) is the first woman Winter Olympian from Madagascar and her goal is to "inspire all Africans." While she grew up …

Episode page
Jan. 19, 2022

Mariama Jamanka (Germany): the Underdog Gold Medal Bobsled Queen

Reigning Olympic gold medalist, Mariama Jamanka never thought the words 'Olympic Champion' would apply to her, as a relative newc…

Episode page
Jan. 12, 2022

Bradie Tennell (USA): Making the Tough Calls

US Olympic bronze medalist and 2X National Champion figure skater, Bradie Tennell has already made a career out of breaking recor…

Episode page
Jan. 5, 2022

Akzhana Abdikarmova (ROC): The Invisibility of Disability & Biathlon

To kick off Season 2, we speak with 2x Russian Paralympian (soon to be 3x), biathlete and wheelchair racer, Akzhana Abdikarmova. …

Episode page
Nov. 19, 2021

Caster Semenya (South Africa): Who Decides Who's Female and Why?

It’s been a while since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, but we wanted to amplify and celebrate a voice the world missed in Ja…

Episode page
Sept. 1, 2021

Kamila Dosmalova (Kazakhstan): Being the Only Woman on the National T…

Kamila started taekwondo when she was 9 years old and was the only girl on the team; years later, she's still the only woman, thi…

Episode page
Aug. 18, 2021

Jessica Long (USA): Perfection, Faith & Paraswimming

Jessica Long is one of the most successful athletes in Paralympic Games' history, holding 23 medals with 13 of them being gold. A…

Episode page
Aug. 4, 2021

Ni Nengah Widiasih (Indonesia): Para Powerlifting & Her Support System

At the age of four, Ni Negah Widiasih lost use of her legs at age four due to polio. In Rio she made history, becoming Indonesia'…

Episode page
July 21, 2021

Jacqueline Simoneau (Canada): Artistic Swimming, Family & Friends

In this episode, we speak with 4X Pan American Games' gold medallist and soon to be 2X Canadian Olympic Jacqueline Simoneau. At h…

Episode page
June 23, 2021

Deja Young (USA): Mental Health & Choosing Life

Being a "non traditional athlete" with brachial plexus has never held Deja back. Even though her condition was caused by medical …

Episode page
June 9, 2021

Ray Bassil (Lebanon): Finding Your Courage to Lead

To date, Ray is the only Lebanese athlete who has qualified for Tokyo, but Ray is used to blazing her own trails: she was the fir…

Episode page