I’ve always been a champion for strong female characters. Which is why no matter which genre I toy with when I write fiction, the protagonist is consistently a badass woman.
Growing up, I lived with my dad. But, my mom and my sisters are all tremendous women I was lucky to have around. I’ve known many female friends and teachers who knew when to hug me and when to tell me to cut the shit. I’ve also known many women entrepreneurs and creative entrepreneurs who have continued to push forward and inspire others to do the same.
Stephanie Allen is on Love Your Enthusiasm today, talking about being a strong woman. She is a multi-faceted human being—a kickboxer, trainer, and a writer.
At the age of 23, Stephanie was in a horrific car accident. Walking was the only activity she could manage. Eventually, by focusing on simply putting one foot in front of the other, she recovered and became stronger physically and mentally from this experience.
On today’s show, she rehashes her recovery journey and what it took to be able to return to herself and her longtime love…kickboxing. Even though we explore some deep shit together, Stephanie is also a lot of fun. Be prepared to have some laughs and feel motivated to get off your ass to kick some ass.
Being a Strong Woman with Stephanie Allen
Stephanie Allen is a kickboxer, trainer, and writer who has overcome physical injuries and tough situations by building up her strength.
Stephanie was hit by a car when she was 23, giving her a permanent back injury and chronic pain. It was a long road to recovery but she was hell-bent on pulling through. Today she is able to bench press and squat about 85% of her body weight, and she has been able to return to one of her longtime fitness loves…kickboxing.
From supportive women in her life to kick-ass female comic book characters, Stephanie leaned on the strength of other women to get back on her feet. If you need a boost, Stephanie’s stories will renew your kick-ass attitude.
It’s not just about being physically strong, it’s also about being able to withstand a lot of mental and emotional things—without letting it break you or get you down. It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it matters how many times you get back up.