GO Mommy GO! Modern Day Motherhood

Mental Toughness: How to Handle Pain and Stress

How to Handle Pain (and Stress)

Ever since I starting running track at 5 years old, pain has accompanied me in my training and my competitions. So I decided at an early age that: Pain is something that I can’t avoid. I am capable of overcoming it. A lot of people think that the best athletes have a “high pain tolerance” in that they… [read more]

Unplanned Pregnancy

Out of despair, HOPE: a story of an unplanned pregnancy

  In the fall of 2006, I had just moved into this BIG house in South Carolina and was doing really well. I had ended the season ranked #1 in the world and was poised to win gold at the World Championships the following year. I was making good money. My body was fit and… [read more]

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Spotlight on our Future

Inspirational stories from women overcoming adversity

My Name is Hydia Clark, and I Am No Longer SILENT

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hydia Clark, a 17-year-old high school senior for our Go Woman Go Future Spotlight Series. Life sure can throw you some curves balls. At the age of five, my biggest worry was a new Barbie Doll or the latest new Brat Doll coming out; I had no… [read more]

Getting into college - applications and admissions process

Getting into your dream college isn’t just about your grades

I had high aspirations as a high schooler and was determined to do whatever it would take to reach my goals. My dream schools were UCLA and USC, two very competitive and prestigious universities that were right in my own backyard in Los Angeles. I listened to the advice I was given and took honors and… [read more]

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GO Woman GO! Pursuing your Career

Mae Jemison on the Endeavor

Mae Jemison: Breaking Free from the Slavery of Normal

I love reading about famous women in history who have rocked the boat and defied the boundaries and limits society tries to put on them. For Black History Month, I want to talk about an incredible woman I didn’t even know about until I saw her picture and description on someone’s Instagram page last week.… [read more]

Difference between good and great coaching

On Coaching and Trust: What Separates Good from Great

It’s really sad, but we just don’t see many female coaches in track and field. So when people find out that my mother is my coach, they’re amazed not only at our relationship dynamic (mother-daughter, coach-athlete) but also at her being a woman. One thing that bothers me is when other coaches put down female coaches and discourage athletes,… [read more]

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Empowering Thoughts:

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones Sochi 2014

This One’s for the Olympians

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones (photo by Glamour) I’m sure many of you, like me, have been tuning in to the Olympic Games in Sochi during the past couple of weeks. I’ll admit that I’m not well-versed on all of the different events or the athletes themselves, except for a few “big” names. But it… [read more]

Covergirl GirlsCan ad

No One Controls My Greatness But Me #GirlsCan

I watched this #GirlsCan ad spot for Cover Girl this morning and just love the empowering message it sends. It got me thinking about the times I’ve been doubted and told that I “can’t” do something. You know the saying, “misery loves company,” right? People tell you what you can’t do when they weren’t able… [read more]

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Inspiring Words:

CoverGirl GirlsCan ad

"You’d think they would know by now that no one controls my greatness but me. Haven’t they … [read more]

Boldness has genius power and magic in it

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - … [read more]

Inspirational Quote: Mary Oliver Poem

  "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary … [read more]

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