Talking Increasing Visibility of Girls and Women in Cycling on the WISEAN Podcast
I was lucky enough to hop on the Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network (WISEAN) Podcast with host and founder of WISEAN Jackie Forsyth to talk about all things Shred Girls, as well as my background in writing books like Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy, and navigating a decade’s worth of journalism that focuses largely on the science of nutrition and training, particularly for women. It’s a really interesting topic to discuss with a woman who has dedicated her life to pushing the limits of women’s sports science research—we talked about how visibility of women and girls in a sport like cycling helps further the research (like Trek and Specialized’s launches of more women-friendly saddles backed up by extensive testing), and how researchers can do more to share their research and make sure that the right information gets passed on, not just media-friendly headlines. This came at a perfect time since I *just* interviewed amazing researcher and author Stacy Sims again for an upcoming episode of The Consummate Athlete Podcast, and hearing where she is with regards to women in exercise research is always fascinating.
You can listen to the whole episode here, and I really recommend subscribing to the WISEAN Podcast if you want to hear what other female researchers are up to in the field of women’s sport science. LOVE it.