Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports



The Greatest Game Ever Played: An Ode to the WNBA, And My Father

BY BEA CHANG I am going to tell you something that will infuriate you. You will throw out all kinds of statistics and anecdotes. You will say, “Listen, young lady,” shake your index finger, and explain sports to me. You... Continue Reading →

Hypothetically Me

BY BETHANY ELDRIDGE | EDITORIAL INTERN I am a woman of hypotheticals. I like to think that the map of human experience is an equation that we have built, and hypothetical questions are fascinating decisions that alter that carefully crafted... Continue Reading →

Win the Day

BY JESSICA BISHOP It is impossible to measure how much energy I’ve expended in my last nine years as a high school girls’ basketball coach. The mere thought of it exhausts me. Don’t get me wrong, I have undoubtedly found... Continue Reading →

CONTEST WINNER (Youth, 2017): “A Perfect Game”

BY CHARLI ELLIOTT It was a beautiful day to play softball. The sun was warm enough that it soaked into our blue jerseys, staving off the crisp breeze blowing over the field. In a brief moment between batters, I scanned... Continue Reading →

CONTEST WINNER (2017): “My First Love”

BY ELISA HAGGARTY It's been years since I gave myself to you, worked with you, for you. It's been years since my days were consumed by you. I remember when we first met. I was young and you, old and... Continue Reading →

I am a Skateboarder

BY KRISTIN EBELING | This essay was selected as the Runner-Up of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  Hi, my name is Kristin and I’m a skateboarder. More specifically, I’m a female skateboarder, but unfortunately, I can’t say that with any... Continue Reading →

Instilling It Young: Does Sexism in Sports Begin Earlier in Different Countries?

MARIKA KROMBERG | EDITORIAL INTERN I was born in the United States but spent a chunk of my childhood living or travelling to Norway. I’ve spent months of my summers in Peru and Guatemala, integrated into the culture by my... Continue Reading →

Your Sport is Real: An Open Letter to Female Athletes and Those Who Doubt Them

BY HALLI MELNITSKY Hey there. If you’re on this website, you have found the brain child of Bea Chang, basketball coach extraordinaire, worldly globe trotter, and friend to stuffed animals everywhere. Hi, Bea. She is one of the most positive... Continue Reading →

Tales of a Woman Coach

BY BEA CHANG "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." It sounds like each one of my technical fouls. - Updated February 2017 No one really knew what the coach was yelling about. Maybe not even... Continue Reading →

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