BIANCA RUSSO (she/her)
Owner of Bianca Russo Fitness
Her fitness company is an all-virtual community for LGBTQIA2S+ people looking to get active, and is also ED (eating disorder) recovery safe.
Words to live by
We are capable of SO MUCH as humans, which is why I live by the simple phrase: “You got this.” For better or for worse, I have no fear.
Your impact on the District
My instinct is to remain humble. But, if I had to say, I would think that I have helped people in larger bodies access physical activity in a way that, perhaps, they had not previously been able to. Bianca Russo Fitness does not fat-shame or make assumptions about abilities. This has impacted the physical health and mental wellness of Washingtonians before and throughout the pandemic.
How D.C. supports the LGBTQ+ community
D.C. is an inherently diverse community, and I think our progressive politics have a lot to do with the city being so accepting of differences — WHICH IS WHY WE NEED REPRESENTATION. However, we have a long way to go. Ever get into an Uber with a transphobic driver who is blasting gospel music and asking too many personal questions? It can still be scary out there, especially for our Black and POC neighbors.
What the city can improve upon
Fund Casa Ruby and end violence against homeless, trans youth. We need better policy!
What you’re looking forward to most this summer
Launching the DC Pickleball Club, where I’ll be giving lessons as a certified pickleball coach, and sailing Flying Scots at Belle Haven Marina in my downtime.
Read the rest of our LGBTQ+ names to know below:
Marcelle G Afram | KC B. Yoncé | Chord Bezerra | Charity Blackwell | Allister Chang | Esther Ciammachilli | Cassidy DuHon| Lana Duran | Michael Edmonson | Clarence Fluker | Cey Cey Green | Anthony Hesselius | Joseph Ireland | Andra “AJ” Johnson | DJ Lemz | Arvind Manocha | Dusty Martinez | Chloe Mcinnis | Kyle Meeks | Brixton Millner | DJ Mim | Mykie Moll | Peter Morgan | Aaron Myers | Monika Nemeth | Eric North | Brendan Padgett | Carl Parker III | Rach Pike | Brittany Rheault | Shady Rose | Bianca Russo | Ella Schiralli | Sloane Spencer | Mane Squeeze | Bobbi Strang | Alli Vega | Whit Washington | Dr. Imani Woody
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