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An Open Letter to Women Who Feel Like They Don't Belong In the Gym

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I recently found myself doing squats in a weight room filled entirely with men. On this particular day, I was wearing a nude knee-high compression stocking on my left leg to help keep the spider veins that have plagued me since pregnancy under some semblance of control. Twenty-five-year-old me would have been too mortified to show up—she would have worn full-length leggings or else stayed home. Forty-one-year-old me DGAF. I have squats to do.