Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi speaks with us about body-shaming and her viral video with 220 million YouTube views

Episode Summary

You may know her from her gymnastics floor routine that went viral on YouTube in 2019, her courageous speech about body-shaming at the ESPYs, or her appearance in the ESPN Body Issue. Katelyn Ohashi is a gymnastics star who reflects on what it means to be truly seen by everyone, the direction of her career, and her poetry and photography projects.

Episode Notes

Lisa Brooks Mills has a conversation with gymnast Katelyn Ohashi about fame, a healthy mindset, body image, the importance of rest, and Katelyn’s current creative endeavors.

You may remember Katelyn from her 2019 gymnastics floor routine that went viral. You may have seen her at the ESPY’s or in the ESPN Body Issue. She has been outspoken about having a positive body image, mental health, and the pressure athletes face when they’re in the spotlight and in private. At the ESPY Awards, she took home Best Viral Moment and Best Play. 

Links:

UCLA 10.0 on Floor Exercise (1-12-19)

Katelyn’s Website

Katelyn on Instagram

Beautifully Molded – Katelyn wrote, produced, and directed

Katelyn’s YouTube Channel

ESPN Body2019 article includes her poem, ‘Thin Line’

Katelyn ESPY’s 2019

Hollywood Reporter – ESPY Awards: Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi Gives Rousing Speech About Body Shaming

Glo classes:

Body Image Meditation

Positive Self-Image Meditation

Meditation on Gratitude for Women

Deep Rest Yoga Nidra

Self-Love Sweat Fest – Pilates Mat

Love Your Body

Self-Care Flow

Love Yourself Flow

Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect Self

Love the Skin You’re In

Hollow Body Practice