We are living in ________ times. Fill in the blank: ironic? defeating? energizing? polarizing? challenging? Whatever this is, it is not boring. But it can also feel difficult to know what to do to make a difference and preserve self-efficacy. Which is why on International Day of the Girl, we at Oiselle are sticking with our basics of doing what we can to support girls and women.
The truth is basketball was my first love far before running. I grew up spending every weekend at tournaments, summers at basketball camps, and evenings in the backyard doing ball handling drills between cones. It taught me to be gritty and tough, and it taught me to foster my passion. All of which is has helped me succeed as a runner.
And a few months back when I was scrolling through twitter I kept seeing the WNBA pay gap debate pop-up. Tweets from professionals taking a stand and saying the deserve higher pay being contested by thousands of internet critics.