When we signed Lauren Fleshman on January 1, 2013 (code named ‘f-bomb’), it was truly Oiselle’s coming out party in terms of being a legit brand that was breaking into elite running – whether we were invited or not! What I had no way to predict at the time, however, was that the next ten years would be an absolute hit parade of incredible moments, countless miles, and supernova levels of run love.
It’s the season for reflections, so let’s celebrate the epic of community events we at Oiselle were lucky enough to host this year.
We love to celebrate our athletes and this year is no different. Despite some ups and downs, some highs with some lows, this community of elites had so much to be proud of. We asked them to share their favorite moment from the past year and here's what they had to say.
While the “official” contract between Oiselle and Alison comes to a close this summer, the partnership and support will continue. Let’s take a moment to say THANK YOU to Alison for making this move to Seattle, and hear from her on upcoming plans she’s got cooking!
For our fifth part of our “18 Questions” interview series with some of our professional athletes and advisors, we went for a stroll in Magnuson Park with middle distance pro and Littlewing athlete, Rebecca Mehra.
Don’t call it a comeback. Carrie Mack’s been here for years. And yet, Carrie’s Eugene Half Marathon race on Sunday, May 1, is a comeback. Or rather, a slightly different Carrie will step to the line. Carrie shares with us her thoughts going into this weekend, and a bit of what her new motherhood has taught her along the way.
In this blog, learn more about our three Athlete-Advisors (Alison Mariella Désir, Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshman), plus wheelchair racer Jenna Fesemyer (representing our broader emerging athlete team that we call the Haute Volée) and middle distance runner Rebecca Mehra (representing the Haute Volée training group. Littlewing Athletics).
Community. To some, gathering may be more magical in person, to others the magic comes from a mid-day check in direct message that gives you the boost you need to get through a tough day, and to others it might be being a part of a private digital group where you can connect to share ideas and source advice. These are all ways I tend to find my favorite type of community within our Oiselle Volée.
I recently reached out to my Oiselle Volée teammates to ask them about their ‘first bra stories,’ because I think that moment (or shopping trip or conversation) is often memorable (and sometimes traumatic). Thank you to my teammates sharing these stories! You can read about them in the blog.
We play "18 Questions" with Paralympian, Haute Volée wheelchair athlete, and 90s music lover Jenna Fesemyer. Come on in and get to know her better!
Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility, an event begun in 2009 by transgender activist Rachel Crandall Crocker to highlight and celebrate the lives of transgender people (particularly as a response to the more well-known Transgender Day of Rememberance, which calls attention to those whose lives were ended by violence).
Athlete-Advisors at Oiselle. Each represents Oiselle in running/sports via their individual pursuits, and as part of the Oiselle Advisory Group, which helps shape the direction of the company. In turn, our goal is to support their ongoing work as athletes, activists, writers, and thought leaders. In this blog, you will get to know Kara Goucher on a more personal level.