Congratulations, Zoe, Gabby, and Holley! I am proud of you!
Did the Olympics just give us 3 incredibly strong women role models? I think so. While all the athletes are worthy of role model status, I want to focus on 3 in particular who were the target of some negativity recently. Cyber-bullying, really — all about looks and an effort to attack their confidence. In return, these ladies proved just how confident and comfortable with their bodies they are. Now these are some women we should get behind!
Role Model: Olympian Zoe Smith, 18 years old, British weightlifter, @zoepablosmith
What a talented young woman! She just broke the 8 year long clean-and-jerk British record of 120kg, lifting 121kg. Meanwhile, people on Twitter were sending nasty messages about how she looked manly and was too muscular. –Yeah, double take. That actually happened. So not only did Zoe prove herself physically with a new British record, but emotionally as well. Check out her…
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