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Kendall Wesenberg is an out Olympian in the unique sport of skeleton

Wesenberg explains what exactly skeleton is, and why she finds conversations about sexuality so fascinating.

Skeleton - Winter Olympics Day 8
Kendall Wesenberg competed for Team USA in her first Olympic Games in 2018.
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It’s the question Kendall Wesenberg hears all the time: “What the heck is skeleton?”

The Winter Olympian joins me this week to answer that question and more on the latest episode of the Five Rings To Rule Them All podcast.

She also talks with me about her life as a bi woman and her journey of self-discovery. She finds conversations about sexuality fascinating, and she gives us a peek inside her life, which includes a long-distance relationship with her girlfriend.

Plus we dish about being an LGBTQ athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, when so many LGBTQ athletes — like Brittney Bowe, Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy — were making headlines.

You can listen to my conversation with Kendall Wesenberg on the Megaphone player, or by visiting Apple podcasts for an easy browser player. Five Rings To Rule Them All is also available on Google Podcasts, Spotify and many more platforms. Just search for Outsports wherever you get your podcast.

You can follow Wesenberg on Twitter and Instagram @kendallorraine.

If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! Space to meet and interact with other LGBTQ student-athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and Olympians.