Women & sports

Every girl deserves a field of dreams

Women athletes often face prejudice and inequality but on the field and in the pool they find the freedom to be their unique selves

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Empowerment starts with a scribble. Rebellion with a heart.

In her book, on the page which has a drawing of a young woman with pink hair, my granddaughter has scrawled a heart. Maybe it's just a passing sketch of no meaning. But maybe it's a childish connection with the young woman who has RECKLESS on her T-shirt, a cap turned backwards and a motorcycle in the background. Maybe it's the lovely start of a sporting girl crush.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 08, 2020, with the headline Every girl deserves a field of dreams. Subscribe