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Girl on a Mission

First Saudi Woman To Summit Everest Shuns Traditional Expectations To Conquer World’s 7 Highest Peaks

First Saudi Woman To Summit Everest Shuns Traditional Expectations To Conquer World’s 7 Highest Peaks

She is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to summit Mt. Everest, and after already conquering 6 of the world’s highest peaks, she now has her sights on completing the […]

Interviews

Broadcaster LaChina Robinson Is Determined To Change The Status Of Women In Sports

Broadcaster LaChina Robinson Is Determined To Change The Status Of Women In Sports

If you have been paying attention to women’s basketball over the past 7 years, you know who LaChina Robinson is. If you haven’t heard of her yet, it’s time to […]

Sports

‘She Believes’ Mini Series Profiles Women In The Arab World Using Sport As A Tool Of Empowerment

‘She Believes’ Mini Series Profiles Women In The Arab World Using Sport As A Tool Of Empowerment

If you are familiar with the articles on our site, you will know we are dedicated to stories about empowerment and how women around the world are working to create […]

Sports

It’s Not Just Women, We Need To See More Girls Playing Sports Through Puberty

It’s Not Just Women, We Need To See More Girls Playing Sports Through Puberty

By Cassie Brewer As young children, girls and boys are encouraged to get out and play sports. No one is excluded, Everyone has a chance to show their stuff on […]

Sports

Women’s AFL League Set To Kick Off In Australia In 2017 But Will It Address The Pay Gap?

Women’s AFL League Set To Kick Off In Australia In 2017 But Will It Address The Pay Gap?

AFL fans in Australia, get ready because the 2017 season is going to be its biggest yet. Starting in February, the AFL is launching its first Women’s League which will […]

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 […]

Interviews, Sports

‘She Plays, We Win’ Photo Series Showcases The Next Generation Of Young Female Athletes

‘She Plays, We Win’ Photo Series Showcases The Next Generation Of Young Female Athletes

We are big believers in the phrase: “you can’t be what you can’t see”, penned by The Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman. It holds a lot of meaning […]

Sports

“Rethink Role Models” Campaign Gives Australia’s Biggest Female Sporting Heroes The Kudos They Deserve

“Rethink Role Models” Campaign Gives Australia’s Biggest Female Sporting Heroes The Kudos They Deserve

Close your eyes and think of a world famous athlete. Who comes to mind? Soccer player Pele? Tennis great Andre Agassi? Or perhaps Super Bowl-winning footballer Peyton Manning? If a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

Sports

Surfer Leah Dawson Says Being Told She Surfs “Like A Woman” Is A Compliment

Surfer Leah Dawson Says Being Told She Surfs “Like A Woman” Is A Compliment

There’s this phrase “like a girl” that has become synonymous with something weak, something “less than” or somehow not as important as what a man can do. Women who are […]

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 […]