Lift Like a Girl: Women and Girls Lead Presents a STRONG! Social Screening

Posted on July 31, 2012

Join Olympian Cheryl Haworth for a free online social screening of the Independent Lens season finale STRONG! Thursday August 2, at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET at


Can’t get enough of the Olympics? In celebration of the summer games in London, Women and Girls Lead invites you to a special online social screening of STRONG!STRONG! profiles Olympian Cheryl Haworth, the strongest woman in the world for almost a decade. A formidable figure, standing at 5’8” and weighing over 300 pounds, Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Follow her journey and the challenges this unusual elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty, and health. Interact with Haworth herself, the filmmaker Julie Wyman, and other viewers in real-time while watching the film online. Free and open to the public. Watch the trailer after the jump.

STRONG! aired on Independent Lens on July 27.


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