I’ve been amazed by the incredible female athletes at the Rio Olympics.
Below, I’ve gathered some of my favorite stories.
An important note: For my readers that are wondering how I can encourage us to look at performance over looks, and yet I am quick to identify race and gender for the athletes. Let me share why: Often race and gender can be indications of the real societal challenges and barriers that inhibit access, opportunity, and progress. In my perspective race and gender has very little to do with the appearance of the athlete but the circumstances in which the athlete became the best in the world.