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YAC ATTACK 
Newsletter for Youth by Youth

 



Fast and Female's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is excited to bring you YAC ATTACK, a monthly newsletter featuring a YAC member as the writer and teller of their story! Follow along each month to learn more about the youth that help to shape the programs at Fast and Female. 
 
Meet Kate Muller:

My name is Kate Muller (she/her), and I live in Whitehorse, Yukon, on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an council. I am a senior in high school and am hopefully heading south for university next August. I am the youngest sibling in my family; if you don’t count my two furry, four legged sisters… 

On any normal day, you can find me reading, going on long drives with friends, singing my heart out to songs I don’t know the lyrics to and walking my dogs. 

I was introduced to Fast and Female by my mentor and friend in January of 2022. Since joining the council in February 2022, I have hosted my own in-person event all the way up in Whitehorse and have attended a few virtual events hosted by Fast and Female. Being a part of Fast and Female’s first-ever youth council allows me to share my northern perspective, connect with amazing self-identified girls across the country and grow as a Fast and Female representative in the north. I was really nervous about running an event by myself, but it was such a success! The attendees had a great time, and it only encouraged me to try and organize something even bigger and more accessible for the young female athletes of the Yukon.

What are your favourite ways to stay active and why is it important to you?

My favourite ways to stay active at the moment all include being with my friends and socializing! Staying active is one of my outlets for my emotions and balancing a healthy life and friendships. My school volleyball season just ended, freeing up space for club teams, and hopefully the Arctic Winter Games team! This winter I hope to get out my cross-country skis and let my mom lap me at the local ski trails. When it gets too cold, I love heading to my home gym or the Canada Games Center to get in a good workout! In the summers, I love going on hikes with friends and dogs or heading up to a lake for a good swim. 

I find when I’m moving my body in any way, my worries and endless to-do lists seem to fade away. In a weird way, I think the sweat takes all of the worries away and replaces them with smiles and great memories!

Who is your Role Model and why? 

My role model is my older sister Hannah, (right) she’s always been my biggest fan and loudest cheerleader. Growing up, she always had my back and encouraged me to go for the things that I wanted and supported me through all of my dumb ideas. I idolize her and how she goes through life with confidence and a big smile! Even though she’s away studying at university right now, her words of wisdom inspire me every day. I know she is crushing becoming an adult and I can’t wait for it to be my turn to support her! 

What's Cookin'? 
Since I’m the baker of the family, I thought I should add my all-time favourite, easy, single-bowl GO-TO chocolate chip cookie recipe that comes from Allrecipes! Come to think of it, I get almost all of my baking recipes from Allrecipes. (This is not a sponsored advertisement!)
Advice From Kate: 
  1. Take time for yourself, life can wait for you to be ready again. 
  2. Wear that outfit if it makes you feel good, you have to remember to dress for yourself, not others. 

 

YAC ATTACK CORNER

 
YAC's Featured writer wants to share some of her current favorites with our community! Check them out below and feel free to share yours with us.
  • Jump rope! I’m improving a little bit every time! Just a warning, your shins will hurt a little from getting hit!
  • Full body push-ups, it’s amazing what you can do with your body once you tell your mind you can.
  • Hang power clean if you have access to an Olympic weightlifting space. Power cleans are a great way to increase speed and strength: training like an ATHLETE!
Supported through funding from the Doc Seaman Amateur Sports Grant, Fast and Female’s first ever Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was established in the Fall of 2021. This permanent advisory committee works alongside the core team to guide initiatives. Learn more about YAC by clicking here

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