In the Media
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New 2023 goal, to write reviews of the amazing books I read this year. Likely not many of the fiction ones, but the non-fiction books related to sport, coaching, and education.
A collection of 29 short stories, it is a book you can pick up, put down, start from the middle, start from the back, and just find the one story that speaks to you.
Me too, I’m good … for a girl. I’ve grown up in a man’s world and while most of the time I do not notice it, the evidence for the world being designed for cis white men is nauseatingly abundant.
And by 'our' I mean white people. Désir’s book got me thinking about meritocracy, this notion that “everyone with skill and imagination may aspire to reach the highest level."
“I’m a firm believer in the idea that a little girl should have every opportunity a little boy gets. I’m not talking about the opportunity to play here, because in Canada, girls do have the opportunity to play. I’m talking about the advancement of girls and women in all parts of the sport.”
Kidd literally changed the world through all the advocacy work he’s done and continues to do. From women’s sport to sport for development to physical buildings I use and work out of at the University, Kidd makes the world a better place.
I’ve been wrestling with some big questions lately - Why do we put our kids in sports? Why do we as adults continue to or not to play sports, including running? What does it mean to have fun?