KARA COMES HOME
Kara’s back in the thick of competition, but in a new role as race commentator. We caught up with Kara at her family’s new cabin in Minnesota and asked her about how race prep looks from the booth, advice for new Olympians, and her favorite flystyle (of course).
TRINITY HAVEN- A SHELTER FOR LGBTQ+ TEENS
When leaders of Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis (where Volée teammate Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows serves as Bishop) learned that LGBTQ+ youth homelessness is an invisible crisis in their city, they found a way to provide a safe home in Trinity Haven.
OLYMPIANS > OLYMPICS: AN AMERICAN SPORTS STORY
The 800m is near and dear to our hearts. This year, we're cheering hard for Rebecca Mehra, Kendra Chambers, Angel Piccirillo and Sadi Henderson. Their strength and fire has been incredible. And as their races unfold, we're reminded of a story from our last Trials..
BLAZING WITH INTENT
In this thoughtful blog, Carrie Mack discusses the joys, along with the mental thought processes that come with pregnancy while training at the elite level.
TAKE IT TO THE STREETS
Oiselle was honored to recently partner with Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Jennifer Forrester, and TrackGirlz to present storytelling by the legendary Tigerbelles team from the 1960’s. We are big believers in the TrackGirlz mission of empowering girls through track and field. Check out their latest initiative - street racing - and join in the fun if you’ll be in Eugene for the Track and Field Olympic Trials!
OUT TO RUN
After trying on a pair of running shorts, a switch flipped for Volée teammate Katie Ahrens. Little did she know that pair of running shorts would lead her down a path to unabashedly be herself.
WHAT'S NEW WITH KARELLE?
It has been a little time since we last heard from one of our Haute Volee members, Karelle Edwards. In this blog, Karelle updates us on her life, her mental health, and what's next.
1928 LEGACY TOUR
In 1928, Marylou Jackson, Velma Jackson, Ethyl Miller, Leolya Nelson, and Constance White set a challenge - cycle 250-mi from Harlem, NY to Washington, DC in less than 65 hours. 93 years later, Keshia Roberson has organized a ride to answer the call, and you can learn more about it here.
TRAIL TO THE TRIALS
The Oiselle Haute Volée are in the final countdown to the Trials, looking for their windows of opportunity. Follow their progress here as we break down who has qualified, who’s in the hunt, and their pathway to start lines and runways!
A BRIEF RUN-THROUGH: THE HISTORY OF SEATTLE'S INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT
Josephine Law, assistant manager at the Oiselle Flagship Store, covers the history of Seattle’s International District and reflects on how cultural spaces tie into her lived experience.
LET'S CHAT PARALYMPICS
Haute Volée wheelchair athlete Jenna Fesemyer is an absolute force. She exudes positivity, loves to share her story and knowledge, and is lifting up the next generation of wheelchair racers. Jenna recently educated our Haute Volée on all things Paralympics - and we knew you’d love to learn too!
OISELLE SIGNS AS AN OFFICIAL FOUNDING SPONSOR OF &MOTHER
Protections for mothers everywhere are essential to life and sport. In this blog we proudly announce Oiselle's partnership with &Mother, a non-profit founded by Alysia Montaño in the pursuit of empowering women to thrive in both career and motherhood.