Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with the inspiring Kelsey Campbell, an Olympic wrestler, social advocate and recording artist. In this episode, we talk about the impact of COVID as she trained for the Olympic games in Tokyo, her recent decision to retire from the sport and how she rediscovered her voice.
“I wanted this to be my decision. It’s not that I didn’t want to go win the Gold. I had been doing it for about 20 years and putting off a lot of other things in order to pursue it. I was just ready for the next phase,” Kelsey told us.
Kelsey’s entrance to wrestling started with a dare in high school. She went on to become the only woman on her team, and then the FIRST female to wrestle for Arizona State University.
We chat about how being a “first’ has influenced her both then and now, and the example she’d like to set for others who dare to dream of becoming a “first.” She tells us how she did it and how important it is to “trust yourself.”
We also talk about what inspired Kelsey to become socially active when it comes to issues like racial justice, women’s equality and creating change.
Plus, Kelsey will share her excitement about how she rediscovered her voice as a recording artist, who influences her sound, and how her music is about to explode as you’ll see in her new release Mantra below.
Enjoy the Zoom vidcast of this chat!
Don’t miss this insightful and empowering conversation on the next episode of The Women’s Eye podcast!
Also, check out this podcast with Dr. Michelle Tom, an amazing former athlete who is changing the world in her own way in the Navajo Nation.