This week Im excited to share this beautiful story written by the one and only Melissa Doldron. Enjoy and don't forget to check back next week for more badass women features.
A PASSION FOR THE RING by Melissa Doldron
Professional Boxer and Personal Trainer, Lita Mae Button is a strong example of power and grace. In her words: "BOXING IS A WAY FORWARD IN MY LIFE"
A sole support mother to 12 year old Kiya who bravely copes with haemophilia, boxing helped to relieve anxiety and channel her energy constructively so she could be the best role model possible for her son. Out of that came an absolute love and passion for the sport that she never imagined. Fast forward 10 years and 45 amateur fights, including provincial championships, Lita is now breaking into the world of professional boxing.
By training and competing in boxing, Lita has learned that reaching and pushing to be the absolute best transfers over to so many other areas of life.
Boxing is one of the hardest sports to compete in as a woman. Overcoming stereotypes, challenges in getting fights, equality of pay…the list goes on. Lita uses her experiences to motivate and empower women to be their best selves, and live a strong and healthy life.
IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW PRETTY YOU ARE, HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE OR WHO DO YOU KNOW. IT IS ABOUT PUTTING IN THE WORK AND SHUTTING THE WORLD'S MOUTH WITH POWER AND GRACE. -Paluna-