This episode takes a close look at the news articles about Olympic climber Shauna Coxsey climbing whilst pregnant. We talk about the different reactions to her journey, how the articles are framed, and we hear first hand experience of climbing whilst pregnant. We go on to talk about the wider perceptions and culture around active and adventurous parents. Plus we highlight some good resources for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Francesca is joined by regular panellist Kirsty Pallas, and Sophie Ruffles and Keri Walalce bring their expertise as active mums.
Find out more about the panel:
Kirsty Pallas is a mountain leader and climbing instructor and the founder of Our Shared Outdoors.
Sophie Ruffles is the host of another podcast called What Next Mum? And is a mum, runner, cyclist, paddle boarder & wild swimmer.
Keri Wallace is a fell runner, skyrunner, rock climber and writer, and she is also one of the Founders of Girls On Hills.
Guest appearance from Sophie’s new son, Joseph!
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CALL TO ACTION:
Nominate a young person for the Martin Moran scholarship https://www.martinmoranfoundation.co.uk/application-process
Check out Blaze Trails, a great resource and meet-up group for active parents https://www.blazetrails.org.uk/
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ARTICLES & RESOURCES SPOKEN ABOUT:
Climbing Whilst Pregnant
UKC Articles - ARTICLE: Climbing for Two - Pregnancy and Climbing (Keri’s article)
Follow Shauna Coxsey on Instagram @ShaunaCoxsey
Congratulations to Shauna and her partner Ned - Frankie Feehally was born a few weeks ago!
Adventuring as a parent
What Next Mum? podcast
'I loved her because she wanted to climb the highest peak. That's who she was' | Gender | The Guardian (about Alison Hargreaves)
A Line Above the Sky by Helen Mort
Mental Health Awareness Week
CREDITS for the episode:
The panel was Kirsty Pallas, Sophie Ruffles and Keri Wallace
Produced and hosted by Francesca Turauskis
Editing and transcript by Jack O'Driscoll
Artwork by Sophie Nolan
Music is Bassbeat by Alex Norton