Rule Breakers: The Natasha Hastings Episode

On this episode, we sat down with the Gold medalist to talk about women’s health, fashion, and femininity.

 Two-time Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings is one of those athletes who’s got her hand in many pots.

Not only is the 32-year-old training for her third Olympic Games, but she’s also got her own foundation for educating young women about self-love and the power of sport. She’s an Under Armour ambassador and recently launched her own makeup line called “The 400m Diva Collection”. The moment you scroll through Hastings’ Insta you’ll know that the woman is a badass athlete, fashionista and entrepreneur.

When Anya and I first reached out to Hastings to interview her for Rule Breakers we knew that we wanted to talk about how her unique sense of fashion and femininity blended with her love of track and field. But we also wanted touch on something that many women aren’t comfortable having on air: Menstruation.

Menstrual cycles can have a serious effect on a female athlete’s performance, and yet there is a lack of general education and safe spaces for women to talk about what’s going on in their bodies.

Luckily, Hastings is not afraid to keep it real and she’s very passionate about building more awareness around women’s health and “that time of the month”. Listen in on this episode of Rule Breakers as we talk about the pretty, the not-so-pretty and the nitty-gritty.

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