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The Female Athlete In 2018: Breaking Barriers & Tearing Down Stereotypes

When I was a senior at Yale University, I wrote my thesis on the internal conflict that women athletes endured. I called it, “The Female Athlete: An Oxymoron.” The traits we needed to perform as top-level athletes, namely strength, power, aggressiveness & muscles, were at odds with the traits that society deemed feminine like a […]

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Consistency

As an athlete, I have been told for years that consistency – the constant day in, day out rhythm of training – is the key to long-term success and enjoyment. However, it has been the one thing that I have sorely lacked. Especially this time of year. With all the stress over the holiday season, […]

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My Chronically Ill, Chronically Fabulous Life

Hello!  My name is Marie Brown.  I’m 35 years old, originally from Indonesia, and currently, live in sunny Southern California.  I’ve been happily married for 7 ½ years, have a fat cat who’s practically famous on his own, and am obsessed with running and performing on the trapeze!  I also enjoy rock climbing, traveling, hosting […]

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The Developer

Pinkbetsy as the Developer….8 years ago I began a journey. A journey so amazing that I do not ever want it to end. My journey started with finding running- and bits of myself. This is nothing new- this running- or crazy, but to me it was both. I found that I loved to see how […]

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Keep Moving Forward

This year has not been an easy one. I have been dealing with a nagging hip injury since January. Last year I had a freak incident with a large dog running into me. Yes, you read that correctly. It left me with a chipped fibula, a bad puncture wound that took more than six weeks […]

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#REALwomenmove

If you’ve been anywhere near social media as part of the athletic community then perhaps you’ve seen #REALwomenmove.  Actually, seeing as you’re here on Skirt Sports, reading this blog, then the chances you’ve seen this hashtag are especially high!  Why?  It’s a Skirt Sports hashtag!  But have you ever thought, wow, I sure wish someone […]

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Live, Live! And fight like hell.

December 25, 2014 will always be a day I remember.  I can not tell you what my kids got for Christmas that day or where we had Christmas dinner.  I can tell you it’s the day I found a lump on my left breast.  Friday Feb. 6th, 2015 at 3pm is the day I got […]

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Shannon C. – Determination

When I was asked to choose one word that would best describe me, it wasn’t easy. That said, throughout this crazy journey I’ve been on for the last nine years, the word that would come to mind is, determination. I’m always determined to reach my goal. It all began in late 2008, when I decided […]

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The Story Behind the Wonder Wool Collection

Check out Skirt Sports Founder Nicole DeBoom and her family rocking their wool in the 80s. Hello Wonder Wool! Gone are the days of your itchy, oversized, bulky, cable wool turtleneck sweater. It’s okay to grieve just a little and then close your 1987 high school yearbook and embrace your needs today. It’s 2017. You’re […]