Adele J-G

Storyteller🖋 Trainer🏋🏽‍♀️ BMG Model💁🏾‍♀️ Empowering women through all things sport and fitness. #BlackGirlStrength

Now you all know that we at the Rule Breakers Pod love our “firsts”, which is why we are especially excited to announce our next guest: Jacqie McWilliams. @ciaacommish is the first ever African-American woman to be elected as the commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and she’s been running strong for six years now. Before that she’s pretty much seen everything there is to see when it comes to college athletics — particularly at HBCUs. McWilliams was an athlete herself. She played volleyball and basketball at Hampton University where she studied psychology. Afterwards, she coached at at Virginia Union University and went on to work for the NCAA in administration and management. In her nine years with the NCAA, McWilliams was in charge of running many national championships including a number of March Madness-es (she’s just crazy about basketball). But after all that work in the NCAA, she knew her heart belonged to the CIAA. Her dream was to become the commissioner of the conference that had been so dear to her. In our eyes, rule breakers are the people who make dreams happen, and McWilliams is definitely one of them. On this episode, we talk to McWilliams about assuming a leadership role as an African American woman, owning her natural hair in the workplace, the CIAA basketball tourney potentially leaving Charlotte after 13 years and her favorite HBCU memories. Link in bio! Write us a review on iTunes! #tslRuleBreakers #rulebreakers #sports #womeninsports #ciaa #ciaatournament #basketball #historicallyblackcolleges #journalism #podcasts #sportsjournalism #feminism #feminist #thefutureisfemale #hbcu #hcbuhomecoming #blackwomeninsports #inspiration #motivation #goals #theshadowleague #powerfulwomen #blackgirlmagic
#TBT to working with being trained by the infamous @coachpanda last month. Love listening to what he had to say about being a better coach. My biggest takeaway was paying super close attention to detail of each rep my athletes perform because there is something I can tweak at each opportunity. Also relearned the importance of class planning and plotting. Always a pleasure to poke Keith's brain. Excited for the next @outbreakfitness training this weekend! #crossfit #fitness #bmgmodel #mindbodyspirit #fitnessmodeling #modeling #crossfitl1traner #fitblackwomen #queer #blackfitnesswomen #naturalhair #afrofitness #brooklyn #nyc #blackcrossfit #blackgirl #plantbasedathlete #hazeleyes #afrofitgirl #strongwomen #blackfitness #naturalhair #melaninfitness #plantbased #afrogirlfitness #training #fitness #blackgirlstrength #personaltraining
I had such an incredible time yesterday speaking at the #WerkIt Women’s Podcast festival representing the #RuleBreakers podcasts and the importance of women really owning their interests and speaking about them. This panel was 🔥🔥🔥. Had so much fun talking with @a_gelique @achangeoftune and @manoushz backstage. Met many new amazing faces and bumped into familiar ones. Thank you @wnyc for putting on something amazing and inviting me to be apart of it.
NEW EPISODE OF #RuleBreakers IS UP!:⠀ ⠀ Mary Carillo didn’t plan to be a sports reporter and TV personality. Her path was set to play tennis, a sport she grew up playing and thrived in. She won the French Open mixed-doubles with John McEnroe, and later made it to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon with her playing partner, and was a women’s doubles quarter finalist at the U.S. Open. ⠀ ⠀ Then, after reaching World No. 33 in the Women’s Tennis Association Rankings, knee injuries forced her to quit a game loved.⠀ ⠀ So what was next for Carillo? She didn’t have a plan, but someone else did. A mentor recognized she had a penchant for TV, and put her in the reporting booth. Soon, she was working for USA Network, PBS, ESPN, and began covering the U.S. Open for CBS Sports. Now, when you turn on the TV during Wimbledon or the French Open, you’ll likely hear a familiar voice, having joined NBC Sports in May 2003. ⠀ ⠀ Her knowledge of the game has earned her respect in the industry, earning the distinction of being called “the sport’s top analyst,” by Sports Illustrated. She is opinionated and steadfast in her beliefs of how the game should be played, and doesn’t back down from a good debate on the court. ⠀ ⠀ Carillo has carved a space for herself as one of the few female commentators tennis has seen. She hasn’t let this deter her, even when her former doubles partner McEnroe said he did not want to work in the same booth as her. ⠀ ⠀ Because she’s been able to block out the noise, she’s opened other doors for herself by working as a reporter during the Olympics, making documentaries, and working as a correspondent with HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, and winning a Sports Emmy in the process. ⠀ ⠀ But while many think Carillo has already accomplished everything one can, in her mind, she’s just getting started. ⠀ ⠀ Rate⠀ Comment⠀ Subscribe⠀ Share 📸: @bryonsummers ⠀ LINK IN BIO⠀ ⠀ #sports #womeninsports #womenssports #tennis #wta #usta #femaleathletes #sportsbroadcasting #sportscasting #broadcasting #inspiration #motovation #feminists #wildfeminists #podcasts #thefutureisfemale #tslsports #tslculture @theshadowleague #womenstennis #marycarillo #nbc #hbo
Say their names loud and proud!:⠀ ⠀ Illahn Omar: First headscarf-wearing member of Congress, as well as the first Somali-American U.S. legislator, and the first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress.⠀ ⠀ Sharice Davids: The first openly LGBTQ Kansan and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress. She also was an MMA fighter.⠀ ⠀ Deb Haaland: The first Native-American woman elected to Congress in New Mexico. She's from the Laguna Pueblo tribe.⠀ ⠀ Rashida Tlaib: The first female Muslim elected to Congress after winning Michigan's 13th Congressional District. She is also now the first Palestinian-American elected to Congress.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Pride for these women an soooo many more.⠀ ⠀ #wcw #thefutureisfemale #divinefeminine #feminism #politics #election2018 #womeninleadership #wildfeminists #feminists #feminineenergy #femaleleadership #leaders #inspiration #motivation #womencrushwednesdays #wisewomen #goals #democrats #congress #usa #usa 🇺🇸 #america
It’s been about eight months since Black Panther made its blockbuster debut, and Niahlah Hope is no longer bald. ⠀ ⠀ Today, she sports a short fro that she likes to slick back now and again. Sometimes she wears wigs because versatility is in her nature — and actually, it’s a part of her job. ⠀ ⠀ As a stunt double, Hope has rocked Bantu knots while playing Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) in Orange is the New Black. Most recently, she’s worn a brown bob while playing Carrie (Tiffany Haddish) in Night School and will soon be seen flaunting longer Black tresses as Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) in What Men Want.⠀ ⠀ Hope has always been adaptable and ready for anything.⠀ ⠀ That’s why when the 24-year-old from Far Rockaway, NY was picked to be in Black Panther — the highest-grossing film of 2018 — she didn’t flinch when hair and makeup grabbed the clippers to shave her head. She was going to be Lupita N’yongo’s stunt double, after all.⠀ ⠀ LINK IN BIO⠀ ⠀ #blackgirlstrength ⠀ ⠀ #tslculture #tslsports #sports #womenssports #stuntdoubling #blackpanther #lupitanyongo #marvel #superhero #stunt #stunts #stuntgirl #dora #doramilaje #nakia #tiffanyhaddish #tarajiphenson
@goonieyoga and I are going to try 21 days of complaint free living because we recognize the effects of complaining on our vibration and creating our best lives. Babe’s gonna help hold me to my higher light and I’ll do the same for her!
You’re looking at @crossfitoutbreak Halloween Showdown champs. Alex crushed it! And thank you @chrisp73k for running such a fun event!!
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