Tatum Monod LOW PRESSURE PODCAST #93
Tatum Monod came to the LPP Studios with her little dog Taj to sip some whiskey and have a conversation. Right off the bat we wanted to find out how Tatum got her start in skiing. She grew up in a family of skiers. Her Grandfather, originally from Chamonix, was a mountain man, her dad was a member of the Canadian Ski Team and the family business is, you guessed it, is a ski shop. She wasn't forced into it though. They let her decide when it was time. When that time came.... she decided to snowboard!
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In this episode Tatum discusses her thoughts on the state of progression in Women's skiing. She tells the story of having her entire online presence disrupted by a hacker based in Saudi Arabia which is somewhat resolved. I ask about the major injury she suffered at the end of last season. Having experienced a similar fate last year I was curious as to how she was progressing. She tells us that its definitely been a long, tough process. Not only is she getting help for the physical issues associated with this with from help doctors and physiotherapists but also utilizing advice from a councillor to keep her head right. It's easy to get depressed and down when dealing with a traumatic injury. I was very happy to hear her share this as mental health is a topic that needs to be given a bit more attention.
I was honoured to have Tatum stop by the studio and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Cover Photo by: Mark Warner
Sled Photo by: Blake Jorgenson
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