I know this blog post is late, but it will be a good one. I have just been so busy this week and have not been able to post anything yet. As I hope most of you know my platform is sexism and inequality in sports. I was inspired by Emma Watson and her campaign HeforShe with the UN, and wanted to make a difference just like her. The most common thing in sports is hearing the saying “you throw/kick/hit/run like a girl” and I wish this phrase was no longer used in a detrimental way.
Last Friday, March 27 I had the honour of giving a ten minute speech at a coaches meeting for West Coast Auto Group Football Club. I was asked to speak at this meeting after the president of the club, Dan Mikolay read my article in The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times that you can read here. http://www.mrtimes.com/community/pitt-meadows-teen-delivering-meaningful-message-1.1801509
I have also written a 6 page paper on the subject and if any of you would like to read it I would be happy to send it to you. Also, I would love to give another speech if anyone is interested. Feel free to email me at my business email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have never felt so amazing after the meeting. Why? So many parents, and coaches came up to me telling me how my speech affected them and how I opened their eyes. I had a grown man come up to me telling me how it opened his eyes, and how you don’t even realize it is happening. He told me that he wished he saw it sooner especially now that he has two daughters. It was amazing to know that just by my speech I had made a difference in people’s lives and had hopefully made a step, no matter how small to ending sexism in sports.
West Coast Auto Group Football Club is an amazing club for soccer. They offer house teams for competitive but fun play, metro teams, and everything in between. Currently they are trying to incorporate Zorb balls into practices, or even a league. If this is something you are interested in, do not hesitate to contact them. I have both played for the club and been an assistant soccer coach for a girl’s team.
I hope all of you have an amazing week!
Your Miss Teenage South Western British Columbia,
“We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back” – Malala Yousafzai