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GGS Spotlight: Janae Marie Kroc

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GGS Spotlight: Janae Marie Kroc






Name:   Janae Marie Kroc (Kroczaleski)

Age: 44

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you"

It’s about empowering women to pursue their passions (even if goes against what society may deem appropriate for women) and deconstructing the absurd ideas that somehow strength (both physically and psychologically) and muscle are things that are contradictory to femininity and should be reserved for only men.
You describe yourself as ?nonbinary? and ?genderfluid.? Can you explain what this means to you, for folks who may be new to those terms"

Non-binary means that I exist outside the rigid binary boundaries of the male and female genders. While I do identify as a woman and exist legally as one, my gender identity just isn?t that simple. Figuring this out was extremely frustrating and took many years in large part because I never assumed there were any other options, and I had to pick either male or female and be defined by society?s definitions of those labels.
Genderfluid means there is a degree of fluidity to my gender and that it changes. For me my gender presentation and expression may change based just on how I feel that day or by whom I interact with and the situation. This was also something that took me a long time to understand. It was very frustrating for me, and I couldn?t figure out why I just couldn?t feel comfortable all the time by picking a single gender and adhering to society?s idea of how that gender should act to be accepted by others.
How long have you been strength training, and how did you get started"

Strength training was just something I was immediately drawn to as a young child. I remember seeing someone big and strong when I was very young and just being blown away. I immediately thought ?Wow, that?s how I want to be!?
At nine years old I made my first set of homemade weights out of milk jugs filled with sand loaded onto a bent bar I found in the woods and constructed my first bench by laying a long 2?x12? board over two cinder blocks. Every year for Christmas I would beg my parents for a weight set. In fourth grade I received dumbbells and trained religiously with them for a year. The following Christmas I received my first real bench, with barbells and dumbbells. I have been training consistently ever since.
You intentionally lost a lot of muscle after you came out as trans, and then just as intentionally put some back on. Can you tell us about your thought process as you experienced this, as it relates to our expectations of femininity and muscles on women"

Initially, I fell prey to the same societal pressures that many women do concerning body image and what is socially acceptable. I just assumed that if I was going to be a woman I had to live up to this unrealistic ideal of what media and society says a woman should be. I initially planned to lose more than half my bodyweight and had planned to go from 272 pounds of muscle at 5?9? all the way down to 135 p...


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Fecha de publicación: 18-06-2017 21:47
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