SARAH

SARAH

KO CLASSIC

Best Hype Song

it's a toss-up between "Drop" by Timbaland and "Ante Up" by M.O.P...so basically anything from the ICONIC "You Got Served" soundtrack.

Words to Live By

"Women who behave seldom make history" - Laurel Thatcher Ulrist (bad-ass feminist). In life, you have to break the mould, ride your own wave and shatter glass ceilings to truly kick ass – that's what a fulfilling life looks like to me!

Guilty pleasure

True crime documentaries and Demi Lovato (and Sam Hunt)

#THISISWHYIBOX

I box because when I'm hitting that bag, I am reclaiming my power and am truly feeling like the baddest b*tch in the room. I box to be the strongest, fittest, most authentic yet vulnerable version of myself – someone I can be proud of.

What motivates you?

My family is full of extremely hard workers and my circle of friends consists of some of Edmonton's finest disruptors, creators and hustlers. They say your vibe attracts your tribe and nobody motivates me to grind harder and achieve my goals more than my squad does. With their support and influence, I've been able to battle many forms of adversity to reach greater heights and bigger things, one of them being becoming a Champs coach.

2 Truths and a Lie

1) I can't touch my toes, 2) I can quote every line from "Mean Girls", 3) I hate ketchup with a passion.

Describe your class in 140 characters

Lit, sweaty, hip-hop fuelled dance party – it's about crushing our workout, relieving stress, killing that beat and f*cking sh*t up!

Describe yourself in 5 hashtags or less

#badbitch #feministkilljoy #dancingqueen #extraAF #unapologetic

If I could punch one thing, what would it be and why?

I would punch people who consistently clap off-beat while in the audience at events/ performances. Why? Because you gave me the power to with this question and they low-key deserve it, sorry bout it!

What was the last gift you gave someone?

Christmas just passed and the last gift I gave was an appointment to craft and design a custom lipstick. I love gifting experiences, it always feels more special!

What were you like in high school?

In high school, I was extremely outgoing and involved. I was a cheerleader, in multiple social justice related clubs, a drama kid and was known as the girl who danced at every school event. People were probably annoyed from seeing me everywhere all the time. I don't think much has changed!

Any advice for your previous boss?

Don't let anyone (including higher management) walk all over you and make you feel inadequate or under-accomplished. You are so capable of greatness – now own it and grow!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A type of Beyonce/Rihanna hybrid. Doable, right? But in real life, I hope to grow my platform of empowering women of colour through mixed media, performance art, academia, advocacy and fitness. This is what I do now but when I grow up, I just want to be a bigger, badder and more self-realized version of who I am now.

How would you convince someone to do something they didn't want to do?

Casual blackmail? No, I'll be serious. You have to lay out all of the positive factors that come with stepping out of their comfort zone (with unabashed confidence) so they wholeheartedly trust you and jump right in. If that doesn't work, definitely casual blackmail.