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Author: Kendra Saxton

Kendra's played soccer since she could walk, and the sport continues to be something highly influential in her day-to-day life. She loves sports because they allow her to be creative, build confidence and make memories she will never forget. She has continued her soccer journey through playing for York University, where she also studies English and Professional Writing. While she loves to be on the field, she also enjoys blogging and writing for causes that she cares deeply about. Writing for She Scores allows her two greatest passions to cross paths. Her goal is to bring new and interesting perspectives into the issues surrounding women’s sports and create awareness so they get the attention they deserve.

FIFA 2019 World Cup sparks conversation and solidifies brighter future for women’s sports

The United States women’s national team celebrates their fourth World Cup victory. (Getty Images.) Long before the whistle was blown for the first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it was clear that the tournament would be revolutionary in more ways than one. Twenty-four teams across six different continents gathered in host city […]

Women’s soccer making moves on the field and in the media

Barcelona official team photo, 2018/19 season. Courtesy of F.C. Barcelona Female athletes consistently face a variety of issues, including awareness and recognition — both in media attention and fan attendance at their games. Many women’s teams struggle to bring in profit and show off their abilities because of a lack of respect and interest from […]

History made in women’s soccer but the battle for recognition remains

The Ballon d’Or — considerably the most prestigious award in professional soccer — is historically known for commending the incredible achievements of exclusively professional male soccer players . . . until now. On December 3, 2018, Norwegian native and Olympique Lyonnais striker Ada Hegerberg was honoured with the first women’s Ballon d’Or. The award has […]

#DeixaElaTrabalhar: A New Movement to Fight Sexual Harassment of Women in Sports Media

Photo courtesy of CNN.com. Growing up I was always aware of my love for playing sports, but when it was time to apply for university, I understood my passion and skill for writing. As a professional writing major, I am constantly being exposed to many different styles of writing; the most interesting and fulfilling to […]

Hot or Not: Objectification and Sexualization of Female Athletes

One of my most valuable memories growing up playing soccer was being coached by a female instructor. As a little girl, I wanted a coach who I could look up to and who was once just like me. To this day one of my major idols is not a professional celebrity athlete, yet she emulates […]