The Fastest Girl in the World Is a Badass 17-Year-Old
Candace Hill ran 100 meters last year in 10.98 seconds.

“When Candace Hill ran 100 meters last year in a record-breaking 10.98 seconds, the then 16-year-old high school junior officially became the fastest girl in the world. Now, she’s also the youngest track athlete to ever go pro, and she’s hoping to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team this year.

“I’m still in shock about that label,” Candace says in the March issue of Seventeen, on newsstands now. “The boys are too scared to run against me … They’ll take longer to get ready or ‘forget’ something in the locker room when they know I’ll be at practice with them.”

Read the full piece here

Mamie (Peanut) Johnson, the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, watches Mo’ne Davis hurl shutout in opener of Little League World Series

Johnson couldn’t miss seeing the debut of a kid who is believed to be the first African-American girl to play in the 75 years of youth baseball’s most storied tournament.

Let’s hear it for happy tears.

“At only 8-years-old, Lauryn Olivia Leonard is already dreaming big and blazing her own trail on the golf course!

Over the weekend, Lauryn competed in the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship, which is an annual event held for young aspiring golfers the Sunday before the Masters Tournament. The little golf sensation earned the chance to compete in the championship when she won the regional level ofthe competition back in 2015, making her one of 10 girls in the country ages 7-9, to receive an invitation to the national finals held at the Augusta National Golf Club.

In fact, this is the same golf club where Lee Elder broke the color barrier in 1975, when he became the first African American to play in the Masters. Incidentally, Condoleezza Rice was one of its first women members.

Lauryn, we salute you and thank you for showing young girls that look like you, that they too can pursue and excel in the sport of golf.”

As seen on the Because of Them We Can by Eunique Jones Facebook page


Meet The Inspirational, Adorable And Utterly Badass Skater Girls Of Kabul

They skate. They fall. They jump right back up again. These are skater girls of Kabul, ages five through 25, who partake in one of the most exhilarating, and often dangerous, sports in the world – in a country where they’re not allowed on bicycles.

See more of these awesome skater girls.


In a new advertisement for Under Armour, Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater proves definitively that yes, ballet is a sport. The video was produced as part of Under Armour’s I WILL WHAT I WANT campaign to spotlight women’s athletic achievements.


WHY WE NEED FEMINISM, pt. 724,984,694,687,384…

White man calls a 14 YEAR OLD black athlete girl a “slut” for being successful and earning recognition

Vile Mo’ne Davis tweet gets NCAA player booted off team

“A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for an offensive Twitter post about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis.

The user account belonging to Joey Casselberry had been deactivated as of Saturday night, but screen captures of the tweet show that the player used an offensive word while criticizing news that a Disney Channel movie was being made about Davis.

Casselberry made reference to Davis’ loss to Nevada during the LLWS.

Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on Twitter. The university in Pennsylvania said it was “deeply saddened” by the player’s tweet.

Davis, from Philadelphia, was the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in the LLWS last summer, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.”

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FILE UNDER: INSTANT KARMA. Also, “sad excuse for a human being.” You’re going to go on a global, public channel and call a 14 year old a slut because she’s making a name for herself?!? 

This Teen Powerlifter Is Setting World Records And Acing Her Classes.

This is LeeAnn Hewitt.

She is only 17 years old and she’s competitive in both Olympic weight lifting and powerlifting. She’s also a record-breaking powerlifter and the youngest person ever to compete in the sport at a national level.

LeeAnn has type 2 diabetes but still slay!  

“I have to check between lifts and during competition to make sure I’m lifting at safe blood sugar levels,” says Hewitt. “I also have to monitor my diet to maintain proper sugar levels in order to lift.”

I would like to use my successes to inspire others who may be struggling in any way to remember that anything is possible.