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Girl on a Mission

Pregnant Mountaineer & History-Maker Achieving New Summits For Women & Girls In India

Pregnant Mountaineer & History-Maker Achieving New Summits For Women & Girls In India

Having a goal in her sight to touch the highest peaks of the world since when she was seven, mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya Mishra has so far completed three expeditions on […]

Causes

Former Athlete & Self-Defense Expert Dispels Rape Myths In Her New Book ‘Awareness Is Armor’

Former Athlete & Self-Defense Expert Dispels Rape Myths In Her New Book ‘Awareness Is Armor’

The following is a guest post from author Alexandra Allred, whose new book is titled ‘Awareness is Armor: Learn to Defend Yourself Online and In Real Time’, out now. Alexandra […]

Interviews

A nike poster featuring Audain in 1982 (Image: Anne Audain)

Meet Anne Audain – Trailblazing NZ Athlete & First Female Runner Signed By Nike

March is Women’s History Month and while we believe in utilizing out platform to share the stories and lives of trailblazing women every day, this is a great time for […]

Working Women

Six Incredibly Inspiring, Intelligent And Successful Women You Need To Know About

Six Incredibly Inspiring, Intelligent And Successful Women You Need To Know About

Throughout history, women have continued to show their vast influence and intelligence in a number of different areas. However, sometimes these brilliant women are lost to the depths of history, […]

Sports

The Launch Of Nike’s Pro Hijab Was Designed To Encourage More Muslim Women To Play Sports

The Launch Of Nike’s Pro Hijab Was Designed To Encourage More Muslim Women To Play Sports

With Nike’s launch of it’s branded hijab, there have been some heated reactions. There are a number of people who are cheering the move, and of course, the expected amount […]

Celebrities

Serena Williams On Dreaming Big, & Refusing To Be Called The World’s Greatest “Female” Athlete

Serena Williams On Dreaming Big, & Refusing To Be Called The World’s Greatest “Female” Athlete

We have said it before, and we’ll say it again. Every. Damn. Time. Tennis champion Serena Williams is the greatest athlete in the world. Not the greatest female, just athlete. […]

Sports

Indian Olympic Medallist Becomes A Role Model For Other Girls Who Want To Get Into Sports

Indian Olympic Medallist Becomes A Role Model For Other Girls Who Want To Get Into Sports

The Rio Olympics brought us two weeks of badass athletic achievements, especially among women who set records, broke them, and made history. And yes, it also exposed just how hideously […]

Boys We Like

US Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva Is Not Afraid To Call Himself A Feminist

US Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva Is Not Afraid To Call Himself A Feminist

Is it just us, or is the American Olympic gymnastics team the ultimate squad??! We’re not just talking about the badass women, who clearly knocked it out of Rio at […]

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

Body Image, Sports

Amanda Bingson’s ESPN Body Issue Cover Is What We Need To See More Of In Magazines!

Amanda Bingson’s ESPN Body Issue Cover Is What We Need To See More Of In Magazines!

In 2014, the annual ESPN Body Image issue featured pro baseball player Prince Fielder who caused a huge stir because of his physique which is outside the general norms seen […]

Sports

Serena Williams, World’s Greatest Athlete, On Racism, Body Image & God

Serena Williams, World’s Greatest Athlete, On Racism, Body Image & God

Yep, we’ve unapologetically called it. Serena Williams is the world’s greatest athlete. Normally when people conjure up names to fit that prestigious description, they say men such as Michael Schumacher, […]

Sports

Kacy Catanzaro Defies Critics, Makes History On American Ninja Warrior

Kacy Catanzaro Defies Critics, Makes History On American Ninja Warrior

Who says girls can’t compete with the boys? Well after the team behind ‘Mythbusters’ proved the “throw like a girl” insult is scientifically incorrect, as in, when you throw like […]