Flo Jo: Embodiment of Strength and Femininity
One of my female athlete inspirations is Florence Griffith Joyner “Flo Jo.” One of the great track and field athletes. She was fast and flamboyant, powerful and strong. She exuded intense strength with femininity combined. Although we lost her early (aged 38) from heart failure amidst rumors of enhancement drugs, she had always had a known problem with seizures and always denied any drug use. She remains an inspiration for women and girls who aspire to be strong powerful women and not lose their sense of self and femininity.