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April 4, 2024 at 4:33 PM

The Price of the Podium: Understanding the Athlete Economy

Explore the intricacies of the athlete economy beyond the glitz of big-figure deals, focusing on the financial challenges and opportunities for women athletes on their journey to the top. This blog delves into the often overlooked aspects of pro ...
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April 3, 2024 at 2:54 PM

I Chose to Represent My “Other” Country

I heard so many people say, “You took the easy road out to make the Nigerian Olympic team, because Team USA is one of the hardest teams to make in the world.” Let’s dissect that real quick. They aren’t wrong about Team USA being one of the hardest ...
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March 27, 2024 at 11:36 AM

Body Dysmorphia in the Female Athlete

Body dysmorphia is a preoccupation with perceived flaws in appearance, which can significantly impact daily functioning and well-being. I feel it’s worse than it’s ever been with social media in general, where it’s part of an athlete's job to post ...
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March 25, 2024 at 5:07 PM

The Lonely World of Women's Outdoor Sports

When it comes to outdoor and extreme sports, women often find themselves at the top of a game few are playing. They’ve become so specialized that sharing a workout with someone becomes really tricky: often, to train with other women is to pump the ...
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March 21, 2024 at 11:26 AM

From Heartbreak to Perseverance: How to Navigate a Divorce as a Professional Athlete

In my attempt to balance a professional sports career, military career and be a wife, I quickly noticed the relational hardship of feeling like we lived separate lives. It wasn’t until December of 2022, when I was competing in my first World Cup ...
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February 28, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Ladies, Start Your Engines

In some ways Erika arrived at that moment: she was seated in a McLaren GT4, racing professionally in Europe, being invited onto podcasts and finally recognized for the talent she’d felt in her fingers during that first race in the parking lot. On ...
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February 21, 2024 at 4:05 PM

The Bittersweet Journey of an Olympic Hopeful

The hopefulness though often fades after morning. I look at my expenses and training, and all I see is how far behind I am and how many obstacles are in my way. I feel in my heart I am part of the Olympic movement as an Olympic hopeful, but the way ...
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February 14, 2024 at 11:00 AM

The Fairytale of Finding Love

Some of us playing abroad have found our Prince Charming. For most of us, and especially those with melanated skin, choosing to pursue our career is like being locked in an ivory tower – the prospect of finding love is slim to none.
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February 6, 2024 at 10:35 AM

The Best Football Players You've Never Heard Of

Highlighting the overlooked history of women in American football, this narrative reveals the enduring spirit and breakthroughs of women who have defied conventions to play, coach, and lead in a sport entwined with masculine identity. It spotlights ...
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January 30, 2024 at 5:35 PM

Training for the Olympics as a Fourth Year Medical School Student

On February 8th, 2024, my team Nigeria will be playing against Senegal in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antwerp, Belgium in the biggest game of my 21-year-career playing organized basketball. The winner of this game will likely collect 1 ...
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January 25, 2024 at 12:01 PM

Competing in My First X Games at 34 Years Old

There used to be a stigma around women's snowboarding that once you hit 30, you either get dropped by your sponsors or you strictly ride powder because you're too old for those kinds of things, and you should make sure you don’t get hurt in case you ...
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January 19, 2024 at 1:19 PM

Don’t Call Me An Olympian

In this blog, Sosha Lewis illuminates the journey and achievements of Emma Schieck, a gold medalist in sitting volleyball at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. Schieck emphasizes the importance of recognizing and valuing Paralympians for their unique ...
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