Feminism Fading: the Rise of Social Media

Susan B. Anthony. Gloria Steinem. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Eleanor Roosevelt. Harriet Tubman. Cleopatra. Joan of Arc. Hillary Clinton. Queen Elizabeth. Princess Diana. Boadicea.  Hatshepsut. Audrey Hepburn. Moms. All feminist icons from different eras – all leaders or revolutionaries who have made a change for, and continue to inspire women around the globe – but what…

New Dreams start from “Love”

I’m in my mid-20s and never been an athlete. Despite both of those facts, just Monday (8/6/12) I made an announcement:  I am going to begin playing competitive tennis around mid-2013-2014. The Back Story My desire to compete in tennis dates back a decade, to when I was a freshman in high school at Francis Howell…

London 2012 – Day 6: All-Around Gold

 Gymnast Gabby Douglas, of the United States’ “Fab Five,” claimed the gold medal in the Women’s Gymnastics All-Around final on the sixth day of Olympic competition.  Douglas’ four scores (15.966 [vault], 15.73 [uneven bars], 15.5 [balance beam], 15.033 [floor]) earned her the right to be called the best all-around female gymnast in the world.  Douglas’…

London 2012 – Day 5: Golden Girls

UPDATE (8/9/12):  CONGRATULATIONS TO Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jenkins on your third consecutive Olympic gold medal! Quite the impressive feat for such a duo – there will probably never be this level of success again.  May-Walsh conclude their time together as Misty May-Treanor will retire, ending her competitive career.  May-Walsh finish their Olympic dream together undefeated in 21 matches…

London 2012 – Day 4: Fab Five and Gold

Not since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta had an American gymnastics team claimed the gold medal in team gymnastics, until The Fab Five (Jordyn Weiber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Aly Raisman) clinched the top spot on Tuesday night.  Call it luck, call it skill, or call it Jordyn Weiber on a mission – the women’s American gymnastics team…

London 2012 – Day 4: Record Tennis

UPDATE:  Venus and Serena Williams have advanced to the doubles quarterfinals. The Olympic tennis courts are heating up in London.  Yesterday, the American contenders went six for six, all of them advancing.  Today, however, that streak came to an end when USA’s Andy Roddick fell to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, but more on that later.  Tennis…

London 2012 – Day 3: Gold Fish

 United States swimmer Missy Franklin led the American school of gold-fish by winning the gold medal (her first individual Olympic medal) and establishing a new American record in the 100 meter backstroke final.  Franklin won a race including “six of the ten greatest swimmers of all time,” including Australian favorite to win Emily Seebohm.  Franklin’s impressive victory came within ten minutes…