• Southern Hip-Hop Meet Gymnastics: On Diversity in Gymnastics

    Southern Hip-Hop Meet Gymnastics: On Diversity in Gymnastics0

    • February 23, 2016

    I really can’t stand sports for the most part, but the sports I do like are the so-called “girly” ones: figure skating, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and dancesport. Like my beloved ballet, they display grace and power, usually with sequins and glitter. In my mind, it can’t get better than that. I am all about

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  • Get Your Dance Fix: 13 Dance Documentaries On Netflix

    Get Your Dance Fix: 13 Dance Documentaries On Netflix0

    • October 10, 2015

    Like many a young girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. Scratch that, I really wanted to be a figure skater, but there were no ice skating rinks where I grew up, and ballet was the closest I could get to the graceful athleticism of figure skating. However, financial limitations prevented me from officially studying

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  • Becoming a Sports Fan: My Trip to the Women’s World Cup

    Becoming a Sports Fan: My Trip to the Women’s World Cup1

    I’m tearing up at a Nike commercial. There are girls in the commercial, from middle to high school, all wearing soccer uniforms. It cuts from team to team, with the US Women’s National Team’s training interspersed. The US Team just won the World Cup, the third time for the nation and the first for this

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