Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 10 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Julie Krone. ...more
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey recently fired back at critics in a UFC video promoting her August 1 fight with Bethe Correia. Some see Rousey’s body huge and masculine. On the contrary, she sees every muscle on her body as having a meaningful purpose and not just simply something to be looked at: [6:09]...more
No, not Flo-Jo (aka the legendary Florence Griffith-Joyner—still considered the fastest woman ever). I’m talking about our monthly visitor, curse, and any other number of nicknames/euphemisms we women use to describe our menstrual cycles.
A few weeks back, I wrote about the positive effect it can have on girls to portray female athletes engaged in their sports, being strong and competent, rather than as sexualized objects. For instance, here is a women’s rugby marketing campaign on campus that shows real women being strong. The campaign is for the club at Arizona State University.
Last night was game six five of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals. Normally, I wouldn’t pay much attention to the finals of any major sport but this is the first time since 1971 that the Chicago Blackhawks have been in the Stanley Cup finals. The operative word is Chicago and this town has Blackhawk fever! Hockey has been the lead for local newscasts....more
This Sunday, over 100,000 runners will race 26.2 miles across five towering bridges through New York’s five unique boroughs in the 39th ING New York City Marathon.
The mega-marathon that began with 55 finishers in Central Park in 1970 and moved to the five boroughs in 1976—starts at 9:10 a.m.