Ep 31: Embracing the New Powersuit with Sally Bergesen

If you haven't heard of the force of nature that is Sally Bergesen before today, allow me to give you some backstory. 10 years ago, Sally founded Oiselle (pronounced wa-zell), a female apparel line designed by women, for women. Over the past 10 years, Sally has been a voice for both Women's rights as well as Athlete's rights and is a true badass and crusader who is changing the sport of running. 

In February 2016, Sally spoke at the Muse Conference about fashion, feminism, and the new powersuit. 

Put your big girl powersuit on (you too dudes) because in this episode of the RSR podcast, the founder and CEO of Oiselle, Sally Bergesen joins us for a discussion on what exactly it means to embrace the new powersuit.

What is your powersuit? Let me know in the comments below. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.