Opinion | I’m a Climber, and a Mother, and Doing Great, Thank You – The New York Times


Since she’s such a meticulous planner and a pro, I have to assume she’s totally on top of the “fatal fall” scenario. That being said…

«Topping out on a 5.14 is great, but creating this discussion was the most empowering thing I’ve done in my career.

Regularly now I’m contacted by other professional women outdoor athletes — skiers, snowboarders, fellow climbers, who are terrified about planning or announcing a pregnancy and in need of advice on how to maintain their careers. I don’t have all the answers but I do have one: Find a sponsor who will support you. Almost all the brands who sponsor elite athletes sell the vast majority of their merchandise to people who don’t climb or run or ski for work. They sell to people who have full lives. If they sell to women, they sell to mothers.»

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