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]

As She Preps For Rio, Meet Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

August 25, 2016 by

In just 13 days, roughly 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (September 7–18). Among them will be 12-time Paralympic medalist (3 gold), 14-time world champion, and advocate for inclusion, Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair ... [Read More]

Disparaged For ‘Daring’ To Think I Could Hike Alone In The Woods… I Did It Anyway

This past weekend I did something I’ve never done. I went for a solo hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked lots on my own near where I live and I often go to the trail in the mornings by myself or with a girlfriend before work, so being in the woods unaccompanied ... [Read More]

The USA Cycling Pro Road Tour Has Only One Woman Mechanic… Her Name Is Andrea Smith

August 18, 2016 by

On the USA Cycling professional road tour there is only one woman mechanic. Her name is Andrea Smith and she is the head mechanic for Team Colavita-Bianchi. She joined the U.S. top-ranked team in 2014 when owner John Profaci put together an all-women staff to run the all-women team. ... [Read More]

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