Guest Blog Post: Sydnee's Self Defense Story

Posted by Joelle Rozek on 11/6/19 2:18 PM

We are so excited to announce our Guest Blogger Series! The first to join us on our journey of self-defense education is the one and only Sydnee Goodman. Sydnee is a lifestyle influencer from Phoenix, AZ who now lives in Los Angeles, where she focuses her passions on food, fitness and fashion! Get to know her story, and how TASER Self-Defense fits into it below.

What is your story?

My name is Sydnee Goodman - I live and work in LA with my husband and our 3 lovely rescue kitties! I work as a video game and entertainment host and lifestyle content creator and am passionate about food, fitness, and fashion! And they all start with 'F' - I never noticed that until right now.

How do you feel when you carry our devices?

Without sounding too dramatic, it's really changed my life. I often get up and leave the house for the gym before the sun rises, which leaves me walking in the dark to my car without many people (if any) around. I've also started doing daily walks, which are great, but in LA you can quickly go from a very safe street with lots of people to another block that is dimly lit with hardly any people. Carrying my TASER Pulse+ has empowered me to have a daily routine that doesn't always include other people with me and to feel safe when I've accidentally walked down one of those blocks I was mentioning. I've luckily never had to use my TASER device on anyone, but it gives me the peace of mind to not structure my life around my perceived fear of safety.

What made you choose a TASER Self-Defense device?

I actually had a friend recommend it to me. After doing some research, I loved how the Pulse + connected with Noonlight, which calls 911 dispatch and sends your location after you shoot it and I liked how it has range. It wasn't like pepper spray where I would have to wait for someone to get close enough for me to spray them. If they're that close, they're way too close at that point! I went with the clear model and aesthetically, I thought it looked great!

Did you have any self-defense training before owning a TASER device?

I did! I did taekwondo as a kid and took a handful of self defense classes as a young adult. I also trained in Krav Maga for a short bit!

What is your favorite TASER Self-Defense device?

I love my Pulse + in clear - I'm a sucker for clear gadgets. (I have a clear Atomic Purple Gameboy that's my absolute favorite). I already outlined my favorite features about it, but besides literally being able to keep me safe, it looks chic and gives me peace of mind above everything.

What do you do to carry yourself with confidence?

Haha, I'm embarrassed to say this out loud, but I talk to myself a lot in my head. I actually have a set of affirmations written on a sheet of notebook paper that I read to myself at red lights on my commute to work. It puts me in the right headspace for the day!

Would you ever take a 5 second Ride?

I really wish I could say yes, but then I'd be lying to all of you. Unless I absolutely had to I would opt not to, haha!

Loved Sydnee's Story? Follow her journey here: Instagram l YouTube l Twitter

Want to be apart of the TASER Self-Defense Guest Blog Series? Comment below for your chance to be considered!


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