TOMBOY TARTS: BADASS WOMEN

DANIELLE WARBY CHAMPIONS THE WOMEN IN SPORT

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Women’s sports has always lagged behind men’s sports but Danielle Warby believes that it doesn’t have to be this way. For years, the driven Australian has been a passionate advocate for women in sport and working hard to promote women’s sport. There are plenty of challenges faced by women in sports. Aside from higher salaries, male athletes generally enjoy more coverage, sponsorship, and esteem than their female counterparts. In Forbes’ 2016 ranking of the world’s highest paid athletes, not a single female was made it to the top 20. Only two, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were…

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ATHLETA HARNESSES THE POWER OF SHE CELEBRATING WOMEN’S STRENGTHS

Women’s performance apparel brand Athleta launches the Power of She campaign where strong women join forces to create social impact with health and wellness. We say it’s about time. Read on to find out more… You gotta admit it. There has never been a better time for women to flex their biceps this post-millenium age. Everywhere from your Lean Ins and Girls in Techs to your Hillary Clintons and Malala Yousafzai’s, girls are now being pumped chockfull of empowerment messages. Whether you choose to unhook your bras and swing them in the air or leave your…

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9 BADASS MOMENTS TO REMEMBER CARRIE FISHER BY

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It’s a sad day for all of us when Carrie Fisher, iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ series and hero to all the  nerds, died following a massive heart attack. She was 60 years young. General Princess Leia Organa showed us Star Wars fans that you do not have to be a big, burly, gun-wielding Rambo to become a hero. We learn from that a hero can be a woman who is resilient, strong, smart, witty and compassionate. She could wield a blaster, held political office and lead the Resistance with…

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IT’S ADVENTURE TIME WITH BADASS BIKE RIDER AMANDA SCHIK

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When it comes to biking, there’s nothing between you and the road. The experience is one that hits all your senses. Canadian actress and badass biker Amanda Schik knows a thing or two about that as she so explicitly reveals in this British Customs interview. Put your helmets on tomboys coz it’s adventure time! The guys down at our favourite bike customising site, British Customs have thrown the spotlight on another badass biker lady. Meet Amanda Schik (@amandaschik) who wastes no time in her tireless pursuit of life. The proud owner of a Triumph Street Twin…

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BADASS WOMEN: HOW JOSEPHINE CHOW BROKE THE TECH GLASS CEILING

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She is a mere 28-years-old, but Josephine ‘Josey’ Chow is currently the Country Head of the homegrown e-commerce start-up ShopBack in Singapore and this badass woman isn’t stepping the brakes on her promising career in tech anytime soon… Women are kicking down the doors and not just in their own way in the tech world, over in Singapore, there are some rising badass women doing it with a tomboy spirit of their own. Meet Josephine Chow. She is a mere 28-years-old, but is currently the Country Head of the homegrown e-commerce start-up ShopBack Singapore. A…

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SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY – THE FIRST BADASS WOMAN OF DRAG RACING

Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney was a New York native who discovered early she had a penchant for speed and competition. In fact she became somewhat of a notorious local street racer until she found her calling in drag racing. After that, all hell broke loose for this badass “First Lady of Drag Racing” whose rebellious tomboy spirit has become an inspiration not only for the current generation of women race car drivers but for women drivers all over. Here’s a snapshot of her career on the tracks. Shirley Muldowney, also known professionally as “Cha Cha” and the…

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RIDE N’ SEEK HOST JAIME DEMPSEY TAKES US ON THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

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Rev up, world! Indiana Jones is swinging back to our screens but he has handed over the ropes (for now) to his heir-in-waiting Jaime Dempsey and she has traded his iconic bullwhip for a trusty bike to zap around in. Our intrepid explorer has to navigate hundreds of kilometres across the Philippines, in search of a mysterious cloak for the latest season of Ride N’ Seek. Will she prove herself worthy of her famed namesake in her latest expedition? The fourth season of the biking travelogue follows the bubbly host Jaime Dempsey in her own…

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JESSIE GRAFF CRUSHES COMPETITION AT AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR

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Watch Wonder Woman comes to life as the Supergirl stuntwoman Jessie Graff dominates the Los Angles finals of American Ninja Warrior. By day, Jessie Graff is the Supergirl stuntwoman. By night, she transforms into the Amazon princess. The super athlete dominated the season 8 premiere of American Ninja Warrior by owning the obstacle course in just under four and half minutes while dressed in a Wonder Woman costume to boot. Graff created history by becoming the first woman ever to finish the challenge. Now the real life Wonder Woman is back for the city finals…

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BADASS BIKER, ANNA RIGBY FUELS ADRENALIN WITH RED SPADE RACING

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Don’t mess with Anna Rigby or her passion for bike racing. This badass ‘biker chick’ is the founder of Red Spade Racing, which is a motorcycling community dedicated to motorcycle enthusiasts around the world and she talks to British Customs about her journey to biking nirvana. Although there is a whole load of shoulder rubbing and global celebrity campaigning with feminism and female empowerment, when it comes down to brass tacks, the ‘F’ word is still a dirty one within many male-dominated industries and sports fields. This of course, is utterly untrue. Women were pioneers in a lot…

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THESE BADASS WOMEN WANT YOU TO #LEANINTOGETHER

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a new call-to-action for women. After encouraging women to lean in at the workplace, the Lean In Author has now amassed a hit squad of badass women to spearhead a new #LeanInTogether movement. “Behind every woman is another successful woman. We are more powerful when we empower each other. We are more courageous when we encourage each other. We are allies, not rivals. Together we can get to equality. Together we can raise our voices. Together we can stand to anything and anyone. Together we can make the workplace a…

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THE SINGAPORE SHREDDERS: MEET LONGBOARD GIRLS CREW SINGAPORE

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Meet the badass girls who are shredding the streets, hurtling downhill and carving the mountain roads on their longboards. We recently spoke to Lennat Mak, ambassador and co-founder of Longboard Girls Crew Singapore, to find out more about the sport and its tight-knit community. Originated in 2010, the Longboard Girls Crew (LGC) is an international longboard community and support network for female riders. It all begun when a group of female Madrid riders started a local crew for women to come together and skate. Longboard as a sport had just picked up momentum and they wanted to encourage…

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VIVIAN MAIER: WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME

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Finding Vivian Maier is a 2013 American documentary film about the photographer Vivian Maier, written, directed and produced by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Maier’s photographic legacy was largely unknown during her lifetime as she scoured the streets of Chicago capturing moments of human existence with the seasoned eye of a professional photographer. The film documents how Maloof discovered her work and, after her death, uncovered her dual life as a nanny and a photographer in Chicago through interviews with people who knew her, or at least thought they did.   Watching John Maloof’s documentary ‘Finding Vivian…

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BADASS FEMALE PIONEER RACE CAR DRIVERS

They burned rubber on the race track like Xerox copy machines on fire. They were fearless, thrill-seeking daredevils behind the wheel, roaring their way to race car glory, raising the chassis for female athletes while breaking down sexism in sport. Just who were these adrenalin junkies behind the wheel? We find out as we we get under the hood of some of world’s most badass female pioneer race car drivers of our time. It was a day of warm sunny beauty on the race car track in Paris-Nice, 1934. The pistons of a 1924 Delage, a 10.5 litre V12-engined ex-John Cobb Land Speed Record…

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AMRITA CHANDRADAS: HOME IS WHERE THE PHOTO IS

Pixels cross streams boldly with reality with Amrita Chandradas, a young, ambitious and talented Singapore-born photographer, who was based in London and is now back on the island to create her own photography revolution.  We get behind Amrita’s lens to see why she is a name to look out for in the coming years in photography. When studies beckoned Amrita Chandradas in 2009 to the UK, she took the challenge up without hesitation and 5 years later, with an MA nicely tucked away in the bag, Amrita is now ready to take the world on…

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SNAPSHOTS: VINTAGE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

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With World Cup fever already upon us, we take a look back at vintage women’s football where the daring, rebellious tomboy-spirited ladies were girls on a serious mission – to score goals. We find a massive collection of wonderful snapshots of ladies leading the fray on the pitch during pre-war and post-war days. Women in America weren’t the only ones keeping Major League Baseball alive when the men went to war, as famously depicted in the Penny Marshall film ‘A League Of Their Own’. Women in Europe, South America and the UK were keeping the…

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LAKSHMI SEHGAL: SOLDIER & FREEDOM FIGHTER

Freedom fighter, activist, rebel and India’s first female army captain, Lakshmi Sehgal is a heroine and popular social and political icon in India. We pay tribute to one of India’s most important women who embraced her inner tomboy spirit and defied the old-fashioned, conservative Indian stereotypes of women in the army. In an article for The Hindu, the story begins with typical Sehgal gusto – “The fight will go on,” said Captain Lakshmi Sehgal one day in 2006, sitting in her crowded Kanpur clinic where, at 92, she still saw patients every morning. She was speaking…

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