Eight-year-old Ava Biermann might be small, but she packs a pretty mighty punch for her size, and today she's practicing her strength by imagining a punching bag is the boy who used to bully her.
As a young person, Keta Rush gained a reputation for being an all-around super-athlete. She was a track star who exhibited unparalleled speed. However, her momentum stalled when she became the victim of a tragic act of bullying and intimidation.
When she steps onto the mat, she throws on her signature gold cape and instantly becomes a badass, real-life superhero on a mission to empower kids and eradicate youth bullying.
Keta started a non-profit: Team Bully Buster, to help instill confidence in girls, teach them about bullying, and empower them to defend themselves if needed.
Meet Keta (key-ta) Meggett, her name means “pretty flower” in Swahili, but she is certainly not a fragile flower in women’s wrestling. Coming from a difficult past, she was bullied and assaulted in high school, and her entire life could have been put on hold.
In the past year, Keta has taken a few mixed martial arts bouts while continuing to pursue all of her other endeavors, which include creating and running a non profit called TeamBullyBuster.org.