BRAVE ENOUGH virtual event with Jessie Diggins

Jessie Diggins will be live on Crowdcast on Tuesday, April 7 for a discussion of her new book, BRAVE ENOUGH.
When Apr 07, 2020
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Crowdcast virtual meeting
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Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter
 Jessie Diggins will be live on Crowdcast on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. for a discussion of her new book, Brave Enough. Kicking off this year's virtual Wordplay festival from The Loft, this event includes a book talk and Q&A with Jessie followed by a 15-minute gold medal workout led by Jessie herself (the only equipment you need to participate is a book!). 

For more information and to sign up, visit the event page here: https://loft.org/olympic-training-jessie-diggins. This event is in partnership with NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley powered by ArtReach St. Croix.

Jessie Diggins reveals the true story of her journey from the American Midwest into sports history. With candid charm and characteristic grit, she connects the dots from her free-spirited upbringing in the woods of Minnesota to racing in the bright spotlights of the Olympics. Going far beyond stories of races and ribbons, she describes the challenges and frustrations of becoming a serious athlete; learning how to push through and beyond physical and psychological limits; and the intense pressure of competing at the highest levels.

"Brave Enough is a powerful story that shows that striving for excellence can be essential in sport, yet not even Olympic champions are immune from its unforeseen destructive consequences. With admirable vulnerability, Jessie demonstrates how to be a leader and ‘best teammate’ while also being open to help and support from others. Her story motivates all of us, and she gives us hope and real tools to tackle our biggest challenges. I have never been more proud of my teammate and friend . . . not only has Jessie defeated foes on the race trails but she has courageously conquered the demons in her mind to become a true champion. She is an inspiration for everyone!" —Kikkan Randall, Olympic Champion and World Champion

"Already an inspiration to us all, Jessie once again shows her courage to leave it all on the track by sharing her deeply personal story. Readers will be encouraged by how one woman created a path forward for herself—and helped and uplifted so many in the process." —Ann Bancroft