Hello 2020. We've been waiting for you.
We've been biding our time, logging our miles, and keepin' up on our fitness. But let's face it, we're not the waiting types. Sweats off. Time to stride full force into the future. As Queen Rapinoe says, let's fucking go.
In 2020, Oiselle is celebrating The Movement, the women's movement, and the undeniable rise of women in sports and around the world.
Throughout the year, we'll be looking at The Movement via three lenses: THE HISTORICAL, THE PHYSICAL, and THE INTERSECTIONAL.
Via the HISTORICAL, our goal will be to uncover and elevate the sports pioneers: athletes, coaches, and supporters. The women who were often shunned as misfits, or who did it first. Who gloriously displayed their power when it risked everything.
From Betty Robinson, who won a T&F gold medal in the first Olympics that included women, to Bobbie Rosenfeld who not only excelled in T&F, but also in ice hockey and softball; as well as the more complicated stories of athletes such as Mary Decker Slaney and FloJo.