07 May, 2020 Last updated: 11 Mar, 2021

VicHealth’s new This Girl Can – Victoria podcast is all about empowering women to get active whenever, wherever and however they choose

Author: VicHealth, a Victorian Government Agency that works with experts, evidence and research in health promotion.


Any coronavirus information mentioned is accurate at the time this article was first published (7 May 2020). For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus restrictions, please visit the source: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au


This week, we meet Karen who feels pure joy when she gets active.


Episode 2: Karen


 “It’s been an absolute homecoming to come back to my body, to love it, and be thrilled with what it can do.”


Physical activity has been a part of Karen’s identity for as long as she can remember. Her world changed when she lost her leg at aged 17. Years later she discovered her love of swimming, which is now central to her life.


“When I went for a swim, I always came back happy. I came back joyful. I came back integrated with my body, my mind, my soul. So definitely being physical is almost like No. 1 for my happiness,” said Karen.


In the podcast, Karen also touches on sexuality, motherhood, and the joyous release being physical gives her.


Listen now and subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you’re listening right now.



Karen has also shared some of her amazing playlists, click below to listen: 


Missed the first episode?

In Episode 1, Jagriti shared her love for Bollywood dancing, how it makes her feel, and the ups and down’s she’s faced.

Listen to Episode 1 and read about the new This Girl Can – Victoria Podcast series in our previous post, or search for This Girl Can – Victoria wherever you’re listening to podcasts.



For a full transcript of the podcast, click here.


Have a coronavirus question?

For all coronavirus questions visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) hotline on 1800 020 080.

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