EO3: Six Stories About Women And Sports You Need To Hear (part I)

Six Stories About Women And Sports You Need To Hear: Grandmas, Body Image, And Olympic Wisdom (part one)

This episode of Skin In The Game interviews female athletes - all at different stages of their experience playing sports. Each story reveals an unexpected cultural or social barrier these female athletes have had to overcome in order to define their own success.

A first-time athlete will detail how she overcame social views on women playing sports to develop a unique relationship with martial arts; a lifelong athlete will recall how a heckling parent at a soccer game revealed that it was 'weird' for girls to play against boys; and an Olympian will talk about the dark side of distance running and what might help runners (and coaches) become more body positive in the face of extreme pressure. 

Episode Three Guests: Sarah CummingsESL Teacher and former high school varsity athlete; Tiffany Patterson, podcaster, writer and first time athlete; Maor TiyouriIsraeli Olympic marathoner and 5000m Indoor & Outdoor Israeli national record holder. 

Notes

The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Just Earned An Inspiring Victory Off The Ice,  Ben Dandridge-Lemco via Fader

Sport Has A Huge Gender Pay Gap - And Its Not About To Close, Rosemond Hutt via World Economic Forum

Muhammad Ali vs Laila Ali HD Impossible is Nothing via Adidas

The U.S. Olympic Team Has The Most Women, But Women Athletes Blocked From Competing Equally: Wall Street Journal Calls It The 'Gold Ceiling', Eve Stern via Her Agenda

5 Truths About Colorism That I've Learned As a Black Woman In NYC, KRISTIN COLLINS JACKSON via Bustle

Get Caught Up with Tis and Tiff, Tiffany Patterson & Martis Robinson via iTunes

The Harvard Women's Soccer Team Takes A Stand Against Misogyny & Their Actions Are Inspiring — VIDEO, Sabienna Bowman via Bustle

Past Harvard Men's Cross Country Teams Wrote 'Sexually Explicit' Comments About Women's Team, Andrew M Duehren, C. Ramsey Fahs, Daphne C Thmpson, Crimson Staff Writers, The Harvard Crimson

Female Athletes Confront Body Image, Daniela Brigheti, via The Yale Daily News

Maor Tiyouri: Strides of Faith, Shanthi Blanchard, via UNDO-Ordinary