Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports

Sports Round-Up #11: We Are Vessels, Not Objects

BY BETHANY ELDRIDGE | EDITORIAL INTERN “Heidi Klum is no longer a 10”. This kind of body rhetoric can be found at any local supermarket, in any given issue of a women’s magazine. What makes this specific quote disheartening is... 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 →

Sports Round-Up #10: Watch Me Play

BY OLIVIA SKIBIEL | EDITORIAL INTERN Every sport is a type of universal language. Whether it’s soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf or water polo, sports are known worldwide. But the problem with the sports world is not the specific game, but... Continue Reading →

Father/Daughter: A Lesson Learned from my Fourth-Grade Daughter

BY DICK PETERSON | This essay was selected as the Honorable Mention of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest. Dick Peterson is a father and devout fan of a basketball player, Missy Peterson (senior class of 2017), as well as a long-time referee... 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 →

Announcing the Awesome Sports Writing Contest Winners!

Our utmost thanks to everyone who participated in the Awesome Sports Writing Contest, but alas, winning is fun (so are cash prizes)! Congratulations to our winners and honorable mentions! Adult Category WINNER ($300): "My First Love" - By Elisa Haggarty A Kobe-eque... 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 →

A Look Back – A Photo Journey: Lauren Maris

“A Look Back: A Photo Journey” series uses memories, reflections, and photographs to explore the journeys of high school girl athletes and the roles sports play in shaping their future lives. This series will feature adult women looking back on their past... Continue Reading →

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