HI! I'm Stormy Riot (Robyn)
I'm a geek, feminist, Physical/Health Educator (B.S./M.S. Ed) and American Council on Exercise certified Health Coach living in New York City.
After teaching Health and Physical education in the New York City Department of Education public school system for 5 years I realized that I wanted to live my entire life (not just in the classroom) as an example of better health.
In this example I knew that it was time to offer an approach different from what was already available to the masses. I began by founding clubs and councils at the school where I worked. There was the school dance team, the School Wellness Council and Grrrl Alliance. By expanding my reach outside of the school building with efforts to support Grrrl Alliance in its mission I realized that anything in my thought bubble could manifest itself.
Thus, I created Geek Girl Strong. It's my brainchild, bringing all that I have worked on and towards together: overall wellness, female empowerment, and my geeky qualities.
I believe that no one should have to choose between being the athlete and the nerd, I never did (although, living that way as a teen was at times far from easy).
My main goal in life is to help girls and women realize that they are the super heroines they thought they would only read about.
With Geek Girl Strong, I intend to improve lives of those who struggle with the this or that dynamic and aid them in their quest to lasting wellness.