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Tag Archives: women in sport

Val Whiting is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She played center for the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball during her four years of pre-med study at Stanford and went on to be part of the ABL and then the WNBA during the early years of the league.

Brenna Huckaby is a 2 X Paralympic champ in the sport of snowboarding and is gunning for more gold in 2022! She made her international debut in the sport at age 19, took the next season off to have a baby, then at just 22, made her Paralympic debut (and won).

Ilanna Barkusky is an award winning photographer from Vancouver, Canada, now in LA. In this conversation Ilanna shares her upbringing, inner drive, and motivation to keep taking risks and pushing herself creatively. Nat & Ilanna also discuss diversity & women in the sports industry, mindset, and self development.

Ruth is a pro basketball player hailing from a small farm town in British Columbia, Canada. She started basketball at 15 and went on to win 2 x Pac-12 defensive POY, get drafted for the WNBA, play for Team Canada, and currently plays overseas.

I am a big advocate for women in sport, and believe that changes are coming when it comes to gender equality and celebrating strong and athletic women in sport. Through my posts and content on this topic, several young girls have reached out to me sharing their experiences, and so, I wanted to host a handful of them who felt comfortable sharing through this format.