Less than three years ago, April Hutchinson checked herself into rehab. Today, she’s a record-breaking powerlifter decorated with gold medals. Hutchinson asserts that powerlifting saved her life the moment she left rehab and now she refuses to let her sport — or any other women’s sport — fall to the wayside.

So when Hutchinson read that USA Powerlifting is now legally obligated to allow biological males to compete against females, she couldn’t stay silent.