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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Paralyzed Woman Hikes The Appalachian Trail Solo

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Paralyzed Woman Hikes The Appalachian Trail Solo

Whatever battle you are facing today, whatever struggle you are enduring, this story is for you. It’s part of human life to face difficulty, but there is a comfort knowing […]

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Iran Becomes 100th Member Of The Int’l Surfing Association Thanks To This Pioneer Female Surfer

Iran Becomes 100th Member Of The Int’l Surfing Association Thanks To This Pioneer Female Surfer

In news you probably did not think you would read today, Iran has officially become the 100th member of the International Surfing Association. Yes, you read that right. Iran, a […]

Girl on a Mission, Sports

India’s 1st Pro Female Skater Atita Verghese Teaches Young Girls To Skate To Defy Social Taboos

India’s 1st Pro Female Skater Atita Verghese Teaches Young Girls To Skate To Defy Social Taboos

Someone should get in touch with Avril Lavigne and tell her it’s time to re-write her famous 2002 hit ‘Sk8er Boi’, because we’re pretty sure after reading this story about […]

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Who Run The World – Women Now Out-Pace Men In Long And Short Distance Marathons

Who Run The World – Women Now Out-Pace Men In Long And Short Distance Marathons

Most of us are familiar with the iconic black and white image above. In the center is Katherine Switzer, the first woman to ever compete in the Boston Marathon, in […]

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She’s Climbed Everest More Times Than Any Other Woman But You Probably Don’t Even Know Her Name

She’s Climbed Everest More Times Than Any Other Woman But You Probably Don’t Even Know Her Name

Her name is Lhakpa Sherpa, and she has just made history by becoming the first woman to summit Mt. Everest 7 times. The Nepali-American Sherpa, who lives in Connecticut, by […]

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Ibtihaj Muhammad Will Be The 1st Team USA Athlete To Compete At The Olympics Wearing The Hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad Will Be The 1st Team USA Athlete To Compete At The Olympics Wearing The Hijab

She may not yet be a huge household name like Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin, but athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad is the new face of Team USA. Come August, when the […]

Boys We Like, Sports

Detroit Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Writes Powerful Essay Linking Toxic Masculinity To Rape Culture

Detroit Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Writes Powerful Essay Linking Toxic Masculinity To Rape Culture

When you think “tough” or “masculine”, its easy to conjure up images of someone like Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. After all he plays professional football, and being an athlete […]

Causes, Sports

Nascar Driver Leilani Munter Is Less Of A Rev-Head, More Of An Eco-Warrior On The Track

Nascar Driver Leilani Munter Is Less Of A Rev-Head, More Of An Eco-Warrior On The Track

Leilani Munter isn’t your average Nascar driver. She is doing more than just revving up the fans for one of America’s favorite pastimes. She is is driving change (see what […]

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Saudi Arabia’s 1st Female Boxing Trainer Defying The Kingdom’s Conservative Society

Saudi Arabia’s 1st Female Boxing Trainer Defying The Kingdom’s Conservative Society

They may not be able to drive in the Kingdom yet, but Saudi Arabian women sure can fight like a girl. And there is one woman in particular who is […]

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These 4 British Women Just Completed An Epic Ocean Race & Made History While Doing It

These 4 British Women Just Completed An Epic Ocean Race & Made History While Doing It

There’s one phrase we never tire of: “women making history”. It gives us goosebumps to know that yes, even in 2016, there are many gender barriers to break, but that […]

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Volvo Ocean Race’s First All-Female Sailing Team Creating Pathways For Other Female Athletes

Volvo Ocean Race’s First All-Female Sailing Team Creating Pathways For Other Female Athletes

In 2014 a group of women made history by becoming the first all-female sailing team in the prestigious world-renowned Volvo Ocean Race, proving that the term “male-dominated” should be obsolete […]

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ESPN Teams Up With Marvel To Re-Imagine Female Athletes As Superheroes

ESPN Teams Up With Marvel To Re-Imagine Female Athletes As Superheroes

It has been a banner year for women in sports, especially in the US, so to see Marvel team up with ESPN and turn a whole host of female athletes […]

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This Former Child Bride Escaped Poverty & Stigma To Become A National Wrestling Champ

This Former Child Bride Escaped Poverty & Stigma To Become A National Wrestling Champ

When we hear stories out of India, they are often the kind featuring some kind of gender violence, oppression and inequality, especially in relation to women and children. Granted, there […]

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Pakistan’s 1st All-Female Boxing Club Is Giving Girls A Fighting Chance Against Gender Stereotypes

Pakistan’s 1st All-Female Boxing Club Is Giving Girls A Fighting Chance Against Gender Stereotypes

This is certainly not the first story we’ve shared that pairs boxing gloves with female empowerment. There are women all over the world who are stepping in the ring in […]

Causes, Sports

‘Cover The Athlete’ Campaign Challenges Sexist Double Standards Toward Female Athletes

‘Cover The Athlete’ Campaign Challenges Sexist Double Standards Toward Female Athletes

Yes, 1980s tennis champ John McEnroe, we are indeed deadly serious. Because you see, the sexist questions that female athletes have been fielding from the media since the beginning of […]