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The Scholars & Iron Podcast


Jan 20, 2020

Can powerlifting be used as a tool to liberate and build strong identities? Dr Marilia Coutinho thinks so, and built a strength gym in one of São Paulo's biggest slum. But corruption, mafia-like violence on the part of a well-known international powerlifting organization challenged her project. Marilia spoke about the her time organizing in Brazil, as well as her fascinating concept of what she calls "body alienation". You won't want to miss this one!