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]

Lashinda and twins

Kids and Sports: Pressure vs. Nurture

I started running at a really young age. So young I can’t really remember not running. In Los Angeles, that was the culture – little kids ran track. All I knew was, I was FAST! My mom knew it too. I worked hard. I trained hard. I would not let myself run slow. I did… [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

Negotiating a Raise

Negotiation: Knowing your Worth

After having a successful career as a college athlete and making my first Olympic team in 2004 as a junior, I decided to forgo my remaining collegiate eligibility and turn pro. I signed with Nike and became one of the highest paid female hurdlers ever. I proved my worth by winning silver the following year… [read more]

Leadership lessons: belief is powerful

Belief is Powerful: Leadership Lessons from My Mother

  I often get the question, “When did you realize you were fast?” It’s hard for me to answer…I feel like I’ve always known! Some people don’t take up track until they’re in high school and have great success. For me, I can’t ever remember NOT running. If you grow up in Los Angeles, it’s… [read more]

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Empowering Thoughts:

Drake and Skylar Diggins at the ESPY's

The ESPY’s got me thinking about feminism and women’s sports

I took part in the ESPY’s activities and awards ceremony this year, and it was a great reminder of how many inspiring athletes there are these days. It’s so moving to see the difficult obstacles athletes have overcome; it’s a great night to acknowledge their grit and determination, their dedication and sacrifices, their accomplishments and achievements. Sitting in… [read more]

Lashinda Demus

Imperfections: Just Part of the Game

  Drake Relays was an eye-opener for me. An injury dominated my past couple of years, but finally I am healthy, and training has been going really well, better than it’s gone in a long time. So I was ready for Drake to be the meet where I could showcase my hard work and why… [read more]

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Inspiring Words:

Inspirational Quotes: Commitment

  The difference between excellence and mediocrity is COMMITMENT. … [read more]

Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fea … [read more]

Inspirational Quotes: Motherhood

  "These two faces are the number one reason why I WILL." - Lashinda Demus (more in … [read more]

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