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I want to centralize women’s MMA and combat sports, as well as uplift everyone involved. (photo courtesy of the author)

Why I Started A Website To Empower Women in MMA

I decided to stop searching for an MMA platform that was going against these norms, since one did not exist, and create it myself. Read...
Erin McKelle    |   04.17.18   |   SHARE
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Here are some strategies for protecting your children from becoming the victims of their trusted leaders.

The Stranger Isn't The Danger: 8 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse In Sports

Sexual abuse in sports is very real. Studies suggest about 7% of athletes have experienced abuse at the hand of a coach. So how do you keep your kids Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.30.18   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I Wouldn't Have Survived Past Trauma Without Roller Derby 

"Roller Derby saved my soul." Read...
Genevieve Berrick    |   08.8.17   |   SHARE
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I would rather him spend his teenage years gaming with friends and going to geeky cons than drinking beer and trying to get laid.

My Kid Won't Play Organized Sports And I'm Thrilled

When my oldest son was a baby, my husband and I used to talk about what sports he would play. We imagined going to Friday night football games in Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.12.17   |   SHARE
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Going for gold. Image: Abdelhak Senna/EPA.

Why Caster Semenya And Dutee Chand Deserve To Compete (And Win) At Rio 2016

Semenya is the favourite to win gold in the 800 metre final on August 21, and perhaps even break the world record. In anticipation of her victory, Read...
Silvia Camporesi of The Conversation    |   08.12.16   |   SHARE
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In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

How Diverse Is The US Olympic Team, Really?

Can you name an elite female athlete? If you asked me to name someone other than Venus or Serena Williams I’d have a tough time. Read...
Kelly Burch    |   08.8.16   |   SHARE
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Every time I watch some absurd scenario unfold, I grow increasingly grateful for my normal — no matter how boring it sometimes seems. Image: Thinkstock.

I Watch Trashy Reality TV And I Feel No Shame

Most nights I rely on trashy reality TV to unjumble my thoughts and get centered. To some, that logic is a little fuzzy, but to me, focusing on Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   07.4.16   |   SHARE
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When men and boys watch the sports media fat-shame professional athletes, how must that make them feel about their own bodies? Image: Keith Allison

Fat Shaming Has No Place On The Baseball Field

Boston.com recently published an incredibly offensive hit-piece mocking Sandoval and making fat jokes, complete with accompanying photos that showed Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   04.22.16   |   SHARE
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