As most people know, the NFL has been a political topic recently. It all started when Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem at the beginning of the 2016 season. The conversation was brought back into the spotlight with Donald Trump’s statement at a rally in Alabama, calling for the NFL owners to fire players who […]Read More Women are Overlooked, Once Again.
I spent this past weekend playing very challenging, high-level rugby games in the Women’s D1 Round of Sixteen for Nationals. Truthfully, we got our butts kicked, having lost the fire, and numbers, from an undefeated fall season which earned us number one seed in the league. I spent the rest of Sunday, and today, reflecting on my […]Read More Opening Up The Old Boys’ Club
If we take an aerial view of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for example, a majority of what we see is parking lots. 84% to be exact. Naturally, the blacktop exists primarily in the populated areas most requiring transit. As Harrisonburg is a city growing bigger than its’ government can plan for, it falls victim to urban design […]Read More Leading The Way With Two Wheels
In the fight for fairness, equity, and acceptance, the true equalizer for all humankind is the rugby pitch. According to rugby folklore, some 200 years ago, William Webb Ellis broke the norm in his school’s daily football game and made the first moves in what we now know to be rugby. Fact or fiction, since 1823, the game has spread from this […]Read More Support Your Local Hooker: Play Rugby
This past Tuesday I was given the awesome opportunity to see a documentary called “The Mask You Live In“.This documentary was absolutely amazing and put into perspective just how impactful having the gender norms our society is structured around can affect male’s of all ages. They brought up an amazing point really on in the […]Read More Hyper-masculinity in Society
Last night, I had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Brian Sims speak. Brian Sims was the first and only openly gay football team captain in NCAA history as well as the first openly gay representative of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He currently represents Pennsylvania’s 182nd district, located in central Philadelphia. He was elected to […]Read More Madison Equality Presents: Brian Sims
Just yesterday I came across an article on Buzzfeed called “11 Things You Should Understand About Female Sports Fans” and opened it almost immediately. The title appealed to me for two pretty simple reasons: 1) Sports are very important to me, and 2) I’m a female. As a female sports fan, I often find myself being […]Read More Quick Hit: Reppin’ the Female Sports Fans