Episode 24: Elevating Marginalized Voices Through Strength Training with Maria Rodriguez of Fear Her Fight Athletics

Elevating Marginalized Voices Through Strength Training with Maria Rodriguez
Elevating Marginalized Voices Through Strength Training with Maria Rodriguez

Today, we’re talking to Maria Rodriguez, founder of Fear Her Fight Athletics, a company that reinforces the lense of intersectional feminism in the strength space. Maria is a competitive powerlifter and a strength and conditioning coach based in Austin, Texas.

She coaches individuals remotely on a sliding scale and trains all levels. She aims to make training more accessible for the LGBTQ+ community at her gym and offers an inclusive space on Friday nights to lift. Her work is deeply rooted in her community and uses her skills to elevate access to wellness for those around her.

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In this episode, we talk about…

  • Making the strength space inclusive, safe, and accessible for all womxn.
  • Creating opportunities for marginalized communities.
  • Facing discrimination as a WOC yoga instructor.
  • Building confidence and mental toughness from fitness.

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