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A Mother’s Day Celebration of Female Athletes

(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2018, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.) Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That’s a whole other level of determination. Being pregnant dramatically transforms a …

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Black History Month – Female Athletes Who Changed the World

Can you imagine a sports world without the Williams sisters, Jackie Joyner Kersee or Gabby Douglas? It’s pretty difficult to picture, but there once was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete.  And there was also a time when black athletes weren’t allowed to be on the same playing field as white people. Fortunately, …

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Sisterhood of Sports

HK Poet Kills at NFL Summit with ‘Sisterhood of Sport’

Heading into Superbowl 50, the NFL held its first ever “Women’s Summit” (#inthehuddle) in San Francisco this week. Taking place in the ornate Beaux Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom atop the Merchants Exchange Building in the Financial District, the room was packed with lots of female athletes, journalists and executives. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shared opening remarks before turning …

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Super Sisters

You’ve probably heard of Venus & Serena. Or Emily & Zoey Deschanel. Maybe even Ashley, Brittany and Courtney Force. But there are other sisters who are knocking it out of the park. How did they get there? Nature or nurture? Check out Super Sisters: Nature or Nurture? by PrettyTough™ at Mode

The Best Female Superheroes

CBS soars onto the superhero bandwagon with Supergirl, which arrives in late October, starring Melissa Benoist. It’s the story of Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who also traveled to Earth, but has chosen to keep her superpowers a secret. Instead, she works as an assistant to a media mogul (Calista Flockhart), until she finally embraces her true identity with the …

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Lupita Nyong’o Promotes New Film “Queen of Katwe” at #D23Expo

Earlier this year it was announced that a film based on a book about Uganda’s chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi – Queen of Katwe – is in the works with Disney. The story follows a young girl that comes from nothing to become a national chess champion. From living in the streets in the slums of Katwe to …

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Dolly Shivani Cherukuri

Two-year-old Indian Girl Sets National Archery Record

At an age when most children prefer to play with toys, two-year old Dolly Shivani Cherukuri is already breaking national records. On Tuesday, the kindergartner became the youngest person in India to score more than 200 points at an archery event. Representatives from the India Book of Records were on the scene to witness the tiny …

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