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Maame Biney Is Going For Gold Thanks To Her #GirlDad

Maame Biney Is Going For Gold Thanks To Her #GirlDad

21-year-old Olympic speed skater Maame Biney is on a mission. In 2017 Biney qualified for the 2018 Olympics by winning the 500m at the U.S. Olympic Trials, becoming the first Black Woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team. She didn’t earn a medal in 2018, but she has her sights set on winning the 500m in Beijing 2022. Maame Biney is locked in, totally focused, and going for gold. Biney was born in Ghana and emigrated to the United States when she was five years old to live with her father Kweku Biney. She fell into speed skating by accident, with a lot of help from her dad. Maame is no typical 21-year-old. She has a sunny disposition that is infectious, she’s emotional when she talks about being championed by the ultimate #GirlDad, and she’s grateful to be one of sports’ firsts. Meet Maame Biney: daughter, speed skater, champion, major inspiration. Getting Started: Speed, Please “My Dad works in Virginia. Across the street he saw a sign that said ‘Learn To Skate’.  This was for figure skating.  He asked me if I wanted to do it. I was five years old. So I was like, ‘Yeah, sure. Cool’.  So I…
Actress Annabeth Gish On Getting Physical & Her New Series #FreeRayshawn

Actress Annabeth Gish On Getting Physical & Her New Series #FreeRayshawn

I’ve known Annabeth Gish for over a decade, a friendly acquaintance through mutual friends. Two things have always stuck out to me about Annabeth. The first is she’s just about the hardest working gal in Hollywood, who goes from project to project without a lull. She’s a busy actress and mom, but ABG always rattles off a long list of projects she’s currently working on. When I recently asked what she had coming out, the answer was impressively long and included her current Quibi show, #FreeRayshawn, co-starring Lawrence Fishburne. The second thing that has always struck me about Annabeth is that she’s the kind of friend you always want more of. She’s not the usual Hollywood star who has a deep desire to suck up every inch of air in the room by talking about herself. Annabeth has a real girl reserve. She is cautious about who gets in to her inner circle. Her husband, director and star-Hollywood stunt man Wade Allen, and her two young sons, are her world. Her career and work ethic matter deeply to her. Annabeth is incredibly selective about who gets the very small amount of her that remains. In between pre-quarantine flights to Canada,…
Peloton’s Selena Samuela's Secret To Staying Fit: Carbs

Peloton’s Selena Samuela's Secret To Staying Fit: Carbs

I’ll admit, I was giddy in anticipation of my interview with Peloton’s star treadmill instructor Selena Samuela. Four months into California’s strict quarantine, staying fit at home had become a challenge. Having a one-on-one chat with one of Peloton’s stars during a pandemic that has literally made going to the gym impossible, is like getting your therapist’s cell. You don’t want to take advantage, but you do want your questions answered. But while I was selfishly looking to be fitspired on how to stay motivated at home, I knew I wasn’t the only one wanting some hacks from a pro. We are all in this together, trying to stay fit within the confines of our own homes. Turns out it’s not easier for fitfluencers like Selena Samuela. They face the same at-home fitness challenges as the rest of us, but they push through. Selena Samuela comes from a family of athletes and has always been fit. She gave up the promises of an acting career for an amateur boxing career, which led her back in front of the camera, inspiring others to get moving. But with COVID-19 taking her gym from her she was rendered one of us, a fitness…