Monday Morning Motivation – Stare all you like!

An image of Cassie Cava with her snowboard (from her Instagram account)

This Girl Can advert

One of the most memorable posters in the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign featured Cassie Cava (@onelegdontcare)

In an interview with Marie-Claire, Cassie said:

I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve been able to hold onto that unrelenting belief that things would work out and I could embrace the change.

Just get out there and give it a go. I think that life is far too short to worry about what other people think, and whatever it is that you enjoy, you should get out there and do it.

I know all too well what it’s like to be constantly stared at and if people stare, you should just let them, because it doesn’t matter – you don’t have to be the best. You should just put aside all of those doubts and fears of judgement and failure, put them all aside and just give it a go.

It’s about having the courage to try things out and to get involved with sport and exercise, even if you’re worried about it. I want to confront people’s perceptions and change the way people look at it because you don’t have to be the person that people think you are. Anyone can be involved in sport.

Cassie is not only an inspirational young woman, she’s also talented. Cassie is a paratriathlete on the GB Talent Squad and snowboarder on the GB Parasnowboard Development Team! She also writes a fantastic blog: One Leg Don’t Care.


3 Responses

  1. See, here’s what I don’t like about that whole ad campaign: It’s just as arrogant as the idiot who would say something untoward to someone with one leg out for a run.

    To be specific, you’d have to be some kind of @$$hole to give someone a hard time. That ad campaign puts women on that same level.

    Dude, not good.

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