Watch: Short Film About A 10-Year-Old “Girl Boxer” Training To Be A Professional Fighter

April 24, 2017 by

Emily Sheskin is a New York City based filmmaker and editor making a film about Jesselyn Silva, a 10-year-old who genuinely loves the sport of boxing and is already training seriously to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional fighter. This short film - "Girl Boxer" - is part of a larger and ongoing feature film project that ... [Read More]

Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2017 by

86 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

When I Play: The Powerful espnW Video That Every Woman And Every Girl Should Watch Now

March 1, 2017 by

click image to play video To kick off Women's History Month in a most powerful and visually dynamic way, espnW released "When I Play", this women-created and produced short film (2-minutes) that gives voice to every woman and girl who sees their movement as a movement. After you watch, read the script of the film's voice-over below ... [Read More]

Shamila Kohestani: Empowering Young Women Through Sports In Afghanistan And Around The World

February 24, 2017 by

By Pary Shuaib - From practicing martial arts to climbing soaring mountains, Afghan women are finding creative ways to break barriers in sports, but before we could conquer hilltops, we had to find our way to fields and gyms. This week, I had ... [Read More]

All-Girls Baseball Team Takes On The Boys In National Tournament

December 23, 2016 by

WYSK friend Michele Sinisgalli-Yulo, the founder of Princess Free Zone, Inc., a brand that offers an alternative to all things princess for little girls by addressing issues of gender and gender stereotyping, sent us an awesome tweet earlier this week… ... [Read More]

8-Year-Old Skates, Surfs, Shreds Like A Boss… Now She’s On A Mission To Inspire Other Girls

December 7, 2016 by

[click above image to play video] "I like skating with boys cause it’s pushing me to be a better skater, to go gnarlier, get new tricks. I wish there was more girl skaters." So Sky Brown, an 8-year-old, self-taught skater and surfer, and the youngest person ever to skate ... [Read More]

“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

December 5, 2016 by

By Julia Travers - At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. ... [Read More]

43 Years Ago Today: Billie Jean King Defeated Bobby Riggs In Battle Of The Sexes

September 20, 2016 by

Forty-three years ago today, on September 20, 1973, tennis champion Billie Jean King (age 29 then) defeated self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby "No-Broad-Can-Beat-Me" Riggs in the "Battle Of The Sexes” tennis match. More than 50 million Americans tuned in to watch, making it the most viewed U.S. tennis match of all time. ... [Read More]

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