So this is ME! This page is actually run by a real girl who powerlifts LOL. This interview was done kind of impromptu. I was and still am kind of hesitant to put this out there. It's easy to be the person behind the computer. It's easy to tell another girl that it doesn't matter what you look like, but the truth is that when it's you, it's hard to put yourself out there. My fear is that someone will see me and think "WTF! This is the girl behind the page" and be disappointed. But I've gotten to the point where, if that's how you feel than you don't get the movement. I made this page for motivation and inspiration for girls like me. I never knew it would become what it has. I'm so proud to be the platform for sisterhood and love amongst other girls. But I'm a real person, with insecurities and uncertainty about who I am and what I look like. I'm not where I want to be but how can I encourage and support all of you if I stay behind the lens.

So boom! Here I am.. love it or hate it. Thank you so much for your support and love throughout the journey of GWPL but also my own journey. I've talked to some of you about my personal life and asked you personal questions. I've met some of you at meets and events and I've received nothing but love. I can't express how much I appreciate it and how much I will continue to need it throughout my personal journey. Hope you guys enjoy the video


  • Aimee: October 24, 2016

    You’re amazing! This is exactly what the world needs, especially with such a distorted view of how a female is supposed to look/be. Keep up the great work, I love it!

  • Dee Belle-Isle: October 24, 2016

    Ivy, you are amazing. The video was great, thanks for doing it. I think we have all struggled with being told that we weren’t good/thin/smart/pretty/young enough. Even though I am in my late 50’s, I still struggle every day with not being “something” enough. Except in the weight room, where I am only competing against my yesterday. GWPL has brought together so many women. It always makes me feel good.

  • Autumn: October 24, 2016

    You are a beautiful person!And your page is so inspiring because you know exactly how every single woman has felt about her body and herself. I almost didn’t sign up for my first meet bc of the singlet that was required. I didn’t look like a model, but when you are lifting it doesn’t matter because you are respected by your fellow competetors, man and woman alike! You are awesome, keep it up girl!!

  • MollyH: June 28, 2016

    That was absolutely wonderful. <3

  • Amanda: June 17, 2016

    What a beautiful video! You have created such a positive movement for women. Thank you for everything you do!

  • Gretchen: June 16, 2016

    So glad you shared and started this movement! Thank you!

  • Justina : June 16, 2016
    There are so many things I could say about this inspiring,beautiful and powerful video Ivy, but most of all I just want to say THANK YOU! Girls like you and me are out there, and we need something like GWPL where we can come and see that we are beautiful, strong and we can lift and make our bodies what we want them to look like.

    We will never be disappointed in you, we are your sisters in life and in lifting!
    From one beast to another…thank you :)

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