“Mia Hamm was born in 1972, the year women’s sport changed. She would grow up to score more goals than any other soccer player, man or woman. Over the years, female athletes like her have taken on sport by playing by their own rules and when necessary, breaking them. This week, we honor them. Make your own rules like Mia and change your profile pic to a rule from the Athlete’s Rulebook.”
As much as I hate that this is corporate advertising, I love the celebration of women for their strength and power. Women, and women’s bodies, are not typically deemed to be strong and athletic. Hopefully these women helped change the definition of strength and athleticism, and hopefully the strength of these women will one day be celebrated outside of corporate gains.