Advocacy, Awareness, and Amplifying Others with Kathryn Bertine
The Be A Good Wheel PodcastJune 18, 2024
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Advocacy, Awareness, and Amplifying Others with Kathryn Bertine

Content Warning: This episode contains references to suicide and depression, with specific discussions of depression and suicidal thoughts from 12:46 to 50:15. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out for help. Text or call 988 in the U.S. or check https://findahelpline.com to find help where you are. 

Amber speaks with Kathryn Bertine, author, athlete, activist, founder, and documentary filmmaker. Kathryn raced bikes professionally for five years and is a three-time Caribbean Champion and six-time national champion for St. Kitts and Nevis. She was featured on the cover of Bicycling Magazine and profiled in Outside Magazine for her impact within the cycling world. She crowd-funded and made the award-winning documentary HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling, founded a non-profit that provides housing for women athletes struggling with the gender pay gap, has authored four non-fiction books, and is working on her fifth. In this conversation, they discuss why Kathryn celebrates her “brainiversary,” her experience with situational depression, and why the death of Robin Williams motivated her to seek help. Kathryn shares about her journey of advocating for women’s inclusion in the Tour de France and the importance of gathering like-minded individuals and amplifying the voices of others to effect change. She describes how she balances celebrating progress with continuing to push for more, how she responds to resistance, and why she is still advocating for equity in professional cycling.

 

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