My first story for this blog! I’m quite proud so give it a read!
For years, I have been the only girl to know and love sports as much as the boys around me. For instance, I was the only girl to play with boys during recess in elementary school, especially if football was involved. We usually kept it to two-hand touch, but when we did play tackle I could take down anyone I wanted, while the boys were not allowed to use that kind of force on me (I of course, realize now the double standard that was set but the poor boys had been taught never to hit a girl and I was simply respecting that rule).
It was not until I got to middle school that I realized what it truly meant to be a female that enjoyed playing sports. For instance, every sport played in PE was separated between boys and girls. Now, not to offend anyone, but a lot…
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