To conclude their Air Society initiative, NikeWomen hosted a panel and night of inspiration at MoMa PS1. OKREAL got the chance to sit down with: Laurie Hernandez, Olympic Gymnast (two-time Olympic medalist); Scout Bassett, Paralympic Runner; Eda Levenson, Founder of Lady Fancy Nails; and Jenny Sabin, Principal of Jenny Sabin Studio. Below are our favorite moments on endurance, identity and inspiration.

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“The courage to try again has propelled me to be a better athlete.”
—Laurie Hernandez

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“As soon as you let go, the work gets better.”
—Jenny Sabin

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“My biggest failure has been my self-doubt.”
—Laurie Hernandez

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“The legacy that came before me is the root of my courage.”
—Eda Levenson

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“The proof of passion is perseverance.”
—Scout Bassett

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“If you don’t have a little bit of fear every day, you’re not pushing yourself to your full potential.”
—Jenny Sabin

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“The opposite of fear is love.”
—Scout Bassett

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“Self love & self care are a core part of the resistance work that women can do in this world.”
—Eda Levenson

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“Don’t focus on the outcome. Focus on what you are going to do to get there.”
—Scout Bassett

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“My family has my back in the moments that I don’t have my own back.”
—Laurie Hernandez

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“Conflict has a purpose.”
—Eda Levenson

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“It is a process of trusting yourself, even if you don’t know where you’re going.”
—Jenny Sabin

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“Failure has the power to push you forward or to pull you back.”
—Scout Bassett

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“Be humble. Maybe I don’t know everything, but I am willing to ask.”
—Laurie Hernandez

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“We are responsible to our community.”
—Eda Levenson

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“Perseverance has a lot to do with patience.”
—Jenny Sabin

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