As we come into the home stretch of 2016, Sam and I have been reflecting a lot on the blog, where we’ve come from, and more importantly, where we’re going. We have a team of bloggers now, and everyone is always trying to write posts that you will want to read, of course.
And we’re open to suggestions. If you have topics that you’d like to read more about, please let us know.
Regular readers will know that we have a mix of personal experiences, commentaries and reflections on different aspects of fitness, and reports on events and activities that we take part in. We like to promote diversity and inclusivity in all sorts of ways — among people, activities, approaches, and perspectives.
While we recognize that we can’t be all things to all people, we know that some topics are of more interest than others. Help us make the blog even better in 2017. Thanks for your input!
5 thoughts on “What do you want from us? Let us know!”
What does research suggest is a helpful way of decreasing sexism? Apparently unlike racism or homophobic prejudice, exposure to women doesn’t make men less sexist. What can we do to make the men we encounter rethink their prejudices about women?
I would love to hear more from older women just now trying to start their fitness journey! I’ve been walking for years but find that it’s not quite enough any more. I’ll be 50 next year and just started running this fall as a way to increase my activity, but I’ve had a hard time finding others in a similar situation that have been successful?
I think this is a topic right up the alley of many of us who write for this blog. It’s certainly a similar experience to mine and it’s only because I have had success (and ongoing issues) that you may not think that about my posts (if you think anything about them at all, lol). So thanks for giving me a topic to revisit!
It’s hard to cover all bases. My personal feeling there is a HUGE base of women who are reading or could be reading this blog but they don’t feel comfortable commenting on some complicated matters related to:
*personal poverty and barriers to some forms of exercise/outdoor experiences
*They live in a non-liveable neighbourhood that doesn’t offer walking, cycling to parks, services, within 15 min. It’s a car-bound neighbourhood.
*some extra personal effort to socialize with other women who they perceive as cliquish due to differences in: race, cultural differences, disability, income and language (latter is huger than you think).
*cultural connections to family line of food dishes…it isn’t just about diet, calories and feeding energy. (How narrow!!) It’s about cultural memory, retention that feeds to one’s sense of community sharing.
May I add:
I’ve a number of non-white Canadian women over the past few decades, express envy, wanting to learn how to bike. No, it’s that not simple for me to teach them or them to get someone to teach them. (Sometimes that actually costs money in some cities.) These are women passing through my life.
This might explain why I sometimes comment in certain ways.
Love your blog and the various topics you touch on. Thank you for all that you do, wishing the team a wonderful 2017! In a purely personal way, I have just been diagnosed with endometriosis which affects 1 in 10 women assigned at birth and it angers and frustrates me that for such a common disease, that we don’t talk about how pain that affects day to day activities is not normal (I never knew period pain wasn’t normal and it turned out to be Stage 4 endometriosis affecting my bowel and other organs), and that most doctors and even gynos don’t know enough about it to diagnose the symptoms. Some links below.
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