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  • Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.
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One definition of heroine, according to my dictionary is “a woman who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” Note the word brave ; it is crucial.

This admirable book intends to acquaint readers with scores of women who have not been celebrated enough in sports history for their brave acts and fine qualities. They include athletes in various sports, coaches, promoters, sports broadcasters, sportswriters, and others.

What is unusual about Game Changers is that the author, Molly Schiot, neither an expert nor an academic, first documented these heroines by posting photos each day on her Instagram account. For those Instagram followers, the hardcover, large-format book will be permanent coffee-table remembrance of the project. For others it is an eye-opening introduction to female sports achievements that too often are forgotten to quickly or barely recognized.

One definition of heroine, according to my dictionary is “a woman who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” Note the word brave ; it is crucial.

This admirable book intends to acquaint readers with scores of women who have not been celebrated enough in sports history for their brave acts and fine qualities. They include athletes in various sports, coaches, promoters, sports broadcasters, sportswriters, and others.

What is unusual about Game Changers is that the author, Molly Schiot, neither an expert nor an academic, first documented these heroines by posting photos each day on her Instagram account. For those Instagram followers, the hardcover, large-format book will be permanent coffee-table remembrance of the project. For others it is an eye-opening introduction to female sports achievements that too often are forgotten to quickly or barely recognized.

At key moments in history, remarkable individuals find the courage to reinvent the world as we know it. Whether it’s a great artist forging a bold new aesthetic or a determined activist unsettling the status quo, we all grow stronger when talented people dare to be different.

This February, we pay tribute to Black cultural visionaries and innovators who inspire us to push ahead at a time of political uncertainty and profound social change.

Faced with the extraordinary challenges of a nation under violent transition, and those of a woman in a critical political role, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was unflinching in her pursuit of progress and rights for the people of South Africa—but she remains controversial to this day.



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