This is my favorite part of the series. I call them the lightning round questions. How people live their daily lives and interact with the world on a daily basis tells us a lot about their personality and what brings them joy.
If peanut butter wasn’t called peanut butter, what would it be called?
Honestly, I don’t care what it’s called. I just don’t want to live without it.
Dog or cat?
I have a soft spot for small dogs, especially chihuahuas. If you have one, be prepared for the high pitch of my squeal which is likely to break glass. But I live with two tuxedo cats named Malcolm and Tidbit who will tell you that I am definitely a cat person. You know how Harry Potter can speak Parseltongue? I can do that with cats.
Netflix or YouTube?
Netflix - for the other kind of marathoning.
Text or phone call?
Texting forever. There is only one person I call on the phone, and that's my 70-year-old aunt.
Honesty or other people's feelings?
Why can’t it be both? I think we can be honest with others, while still respecting and honoring their feelings.
Any other unique fact about yourself or something you feel everyone should know about you?
I am a true-blue introvert. If I pass on an invite to a social gathering, it is almost always because I have spent my social capital for the day.
Lastly how did Oiselle come into your life?
I was looking for the perfect pair of sweatpants and my cousin recommended that I look at Oiselle. I bought the Kara Pants and loved the design and fit. I lingered on their website and was intrigued by the community, mission and values. I started following Oiselle on Instagram and was so overwhelmed by the camaraderie and connection between team members, from beginners to professional athletes. I signed up for my first Tenacious Ten in 2019 and for the first time I saw the Volée in action. Strangers cheering on strangers, women supporting women. I got a high five from Dr. Lesko and nearly cried. I knew at that moment that I wanted to join the team. I joined the team in August and I’m so grateful. I feel empowered and supported and, for the first time in a long time, I feel a sense of belonging. Plus when I put on my Volée singlet I swear I run faster. (It’s probably no coincidence that I PR every time I wear it.)