I just saw that Duke University has a campaign just like my school’s! Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania launched the “Don’t Say” Initiative this past week and I fell in love with my school even more because of it. Go D2 Athletics!
Flint, Michigan’s Claressa “T-Rex” Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics. T-Rex is a coming-of-age tale of a girl who learns that in Flint, a gold medal doesn’t always make life easier.
17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields dreams of being the
first woman to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to
succeed, she’ll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.
Yes, she is that beautiful and perfect in real life. I was not permitted to ask for an autograph or get a picture. But I honestly didn’t want to bother her while she was shopping, and goodness knows I would look like a complete troll next to her in a picture. But she’s so lovely, and I was thrilled I got to tell her how amazing I think she is and congratulate her on all of her earned success!