I have attended this Summit for 3 years in a row now. I am continually inspired and educated by all those who present and attend this Summit.
Although this summit caters to health and fitness professional who serve women I really feel there needs to be an event like this that all women could attend.
The stories that were relayed about womens journeys I think we can all relate to or at least learn from. I walked away with a very open mind, I revisited things I knew about but had forgotten the importance of.
One of these things is how we need to think more about other peoples journeys. Walking in other peoples shoes just for a few moments provides us with insight and increases awareness.
The struggle that was portrayed through the lady who raised a daughter with an intellectual handicap and her fight for her to be accepted into social and workplace settings. Although I had been in touch with children like this during my nursing career it was valuable to be reminded to include others regardless of their physical, intellectual, social, or cultural circumstance.
I was inspired by the lady who spoke about her journey as a young blind girl struggling with social acceptance and her subsequent anorexia. Her rise to recovery and training as a pilates teacher had us all applauding her tough journey with a positive outcome.
These are the real issues. These are the stories all women need to hear. There were many stories like this that were relayed. The audience cried, they were captivated, they were supportive, they were inspired and deeply moved by the ladies who dared and who were brave enough to share their stories.
Bring on the next Women’s Health and fitness Summit. I will be there for sure. Thank you so much to Michelle Wright for creating such a marvellous event.