LAW • BUSINESS • POWERLIFTING • WOMAN • LIFE
Lawyerlifter is an inextricable identity. From the outset of my legal career, I fell into civil litigation—specifically, business. I got comfortable silver spitting legal arguments in court, late night motion work, but never felt quite right in this male-dominated field. There was a pomp and circumstance that made the practice lonely, and less about helping and more about showing. I wanted to rise and be stronger than the social constructs of my legal field and the traditional law firm. I wanted to be more than a hungry, young, colored woman climbing on her hands and feet to the top to make partner. I wanted my own strength, my own name, my own way. And, that is where I found that physical strength birthed mental and emotional fortitude. I found myself under the barbell. The clang, the bang, and the grip of metal in my hands brought quiet to my soul, focus to my career goals, confidence to fight for all my Clients.
I became a force in the strength community in the 52-kilogram weight class for both USPA and USAPL. As the weight on the barbell got heavier, the competition steeper, the stakes higher, I saw that trend upward and onward also manifesting in my career and my life’s path. The lawyer and the lifter stand for the relentless pursuit on behalf of the Client, fearlessness under the weight of opposing counsel, judgmental judges, stacks of laws not always in your favor, and boldness to stand up against a Goliath, albeit being the little guy, the David. Lawyerlifter lifts big, dreams bigger.