Understanding Us: The Podcast

Finding Your Identity After Sport with Leslie Kim

December 07, 2022 Eliza B.
Understanding Us: The Podcast
Finding Your Identity After Sport with Leslie Kim
Show Notes

This conversation with Leslie Kim hits home in so many ways for me. Leslie comes on the pod today to talk about her experience in a high-intensity work environment, which led her down a path of getting really into climbing. Leslie got injured, and had to completely redefine her relationship to climbing. 

This episode is chalk-full of discussion around what defines us, how to build a sturdy identity, and what it means to be enough.

More about Leslie:

Leslie is a graphic designer, artist, and creative entrepreneur.

Here are some fun facts:

  • She worked 19 different jobs before starting a "real" career
  • She creates food & beverage packaging. Her graphic design work can be found on chocolate boxes, beer labels, and most famously, Taco Bell's hot sauce packets.
  • In 2014, She founded Dynamite Starfish. She always wanted to create a radical space for rock climbing misfits, so she did!
  • She is a practitioner of a combat martial art called Budo Taijutsu
  • She is working on her biggest design project yet: designing a sustainable life for herself

How you can connect with Leslie: 

Same Human Being newsletter (Stories & insights every Thursday): https://lesliesamkim.substack.com/

Website (Design & Illustration) : www.lesliesamkim.com

Dynamite Starfish (Rock climbing t-shirts & gifts): www.dynamitestarfish.com 

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