The Summer Olympics are beginning next month and London 2012 hype is in full swing. It was just a matter of time before some guy took the time to write an absurdly retro article telling straight dudes how female athletes are like, totally hot.
Any sport a young woman wants to play, there's an opportunity somewhere for her to play it. Our players with the Dream would think I was from Venus if I started telling them about how it was at the very beginning, because they don't know. They've always grown up with the opportunities.
Title IX legislation has been one of the most significant pieces of policy for women in the past 40 years because it has impacted millions of individual girls and women, every education system in the country and the sports industry.
Every person who participates in sports won't become a professional athlete. But everyone should have the same opportunities to chase their dreams. I may not have the same basketball gifts as a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, but like them I was given a chance for equal play.
This week, news came out that the Women's Professional Soccer League had cancelled their 2012 season. This country has to do a better job at supporting women's athletics both financially and in spirit.
There were times when women were limited in their athletic endeavors and it was not that long ago. We have to keep educating the next generation of girls so that we can continue to thrive and experience anything and everything life has to offer.
I was the captain of my high school team and I started every game for four years. I am an athlete. The first 18 years of my life had been largely shaped by competitive athletics but when I got to college, my identity was stripped away.
Because the WNBA season isn't very long, I do everything I can to make sure I'm as healthy as I can be for those 4-5 months. Eating right, daily weight training sessions, and extra sleep are all part of the routine.
Five years ago, I decided to make a documentary about homophobia in sports. I wanted to understand why athletes seemed to feel being out was unsafe when lesbian and gay visibility was increasing everywhere else.