Kadee Sylla: “We Need to Diversify the Sport”
#029 - Kadee Sylla is a black college rower at University of San Diego and 2019 U23 rower for Team USA.
In this episode, we talked about:
An obvious takeaway for collegiate coaches who want to diversify their team [11:15 ]
What Kadee meant when she called her experience “interesting” [14:37 ]
Kadee’s thoughts on being acknowledged as a person of color who rows versus just being treated as a rower and not having to worry about skin color [18:20 ]
When she felt oppression within the sport of rowing [21:00 ]
What it feels like to be hyperaware [29:00 ]
Where Kadee’s drive comes from [32:58 ]
What’s really a most beautiful thing [40:00 ]
Kadee’s advice for younger rowers [42:37 ]
Why we need to diversify our sport [46:35 ]
… and much more.
To get in touch with Kadee, please reach her on Instagram @kadeesylla
We hope that the conversation in this podcast helps us all in the rowing world -- no matter your race -- to unify the rowing sport through diversity.
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