women's sports

Along with other amazing female black belts I run the Women's Grappling Camp. It's about bringing jiu jitsu to women, bringing women together, and all of creating something much bigger than ourselves.
In decades past women would never dream of competing in strength sports, and men did not encourage it. How did this all change? And why were women welcomed in the world of weightlifting?
As a little girl I dreamed of growing up to be like Raquel Welch in "Kansas City Bombers," but these days roller derby is a legit sport full of tough, dedicated, but still sassy athletes.
Kulsoom Abdullah paved the way for Muslim women to wear traditional garb while competing in weightlifting. Now she talks about other aspects of religion and training, like fasting during Ramadan.
In her home country Kulsoom would have no access to athletic facilities. In the U.S. she was told she could not compete in her religious garb. What happens when religion and weightlifting collide?
Andrea Duran is an Olympic silver medalist and a professional athlete, but she still has to fight constantly for her sport and for the future of women's professional sports in general.