The panel will be in English, after subscribing (found below) you will get a link.
Sport and physical activity can be a vital form of self-care, health and empowerment, which all people have a right to. Yet, in recent years, the inclusion of trans folx in fitness spaces, and competitive sport, has been highly politicised by transphobic and racist media coverage.
On 15th May (at 18:00) we will be holding a panel, to open up space for a different kind of conversation about trans experiences in sport. We will be hearing from athletes and initiatives who are working to create affirming and inclusive environments, for all trans folx to enjoy sports. Through their work, each of the panelists challenge mainstream ideas about what sport looks like, and who it is for.
We will be joined by five amazing panellists who are shaping the future of sports:
Fallon Fox (she/her)
Fallon is a retired professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter specializing in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai. In the process of training for self-defence, she found empowerment and gained a passion for jiu jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Her courage and resilience earned her an introduction into the National Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame as the first transgender Mixed Martial Arts fighter.
Laura van Beckhoven (she/her).
She is a Pride and Sports ambassador, semi pro windsurfster. Addicted to speedsurfing and dreaming of becoming the fastest woman on a windsurfboard.
Luca Page (they/them)
Luca is the founder of Radically Fit, The Bay Area’s body positive community gym for all queer, trans, BIPOC, big bodied and fat identified folks and their allies, regardless of experience or ability.
Rafael Summerville (he/him)
Very much into sports from a young age, practically lived on the basketball court in his teens, nowadays focused on boxing, and is currently facilitating the sports & wellness initiative for Man.ish.Cave, of which he is a co-founder.
Social media handles on IG and FB: @man.ish.cave.amsterdam
Romy Rockx (he/him)
Romy was born in 1991 in the Netherlands, since then he worked his ass off to become a Theatre director, Personal Trainer and founder of Queer Gym.
So… get comfortable, grab something to drink and look forward to an evening of great conversation.
We look forward to e-seeing y’all then!