A little over a month ago, my dad mentioned to a man he works with (We’ll call him C) how I wanted to get into bullriding. (C has a second job at my favorite bullriding arena) C just scoffed and said that some things should be left to boys. For about an hour I was extremely upset that someone would say something like that.
After that hour passed I started to get mad. I used this anger to motivate myself to train harder and more seriously than I ever have before. I have been training for a little over a month now. In April I will be ready to try riding a bull.
Thank you C, without your sexist comment I would have never gotten to where I am today. I can’t wait to see the look on your face when I come out of that chute on a bull.
Now here’s my message to you: Don’t ever let anyone else tell you who you are. You know who you are. You are beautiful and strong just the way you are.
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