Tag Archives: Women’s Hockey

Read all about it! Angela James lands on the cover of this week’s Xtra!

Xtra!, a Canadian newsprint that focuses on gay and lesbian issues, recently sat down with hockey legend, Angela James, just as her long-awaited biography, Angela James: The First Superstar of Women’s Hockey, hit book shelves. The meeting took place in … Continue reading

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It’s never been just about the score

Media channels consistently name drop prominent athletes from diverse backgrounds as a testament to the “post-racial state of sports today.” Take Serena and Venus Williams, two sisters who are pretty much one another’s only competitors in tennis; collectively winning ten … Continue reading

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“Played like a man.” The Prevalence of Sexism in Sports

Women’s hockey pioneer Angela James fought for her right to play the male-dominated sport when she was no more than 8 years old in Flemingdon Park. Angela’s mother, Donna, tried to turn her onto other sports such as swimming because back … Continue reading

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Homophobia in Sports: Angela James’ Story

Trash talk and competitiveness are two components deeply ingrained in the culture of sport. It’s an industry in which athletic ability is not the only factor affecting inclusivity among teammates and the support of fans. While society in general has … Continue reading

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Angela James Receives YWCA Women of Distinction Award

The literally “game-changing” women’s hockey star, Angela James, was recently awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction award. The 32nd annual event took place on May 16th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Dedicated to improving the lives of women and … Continue reading

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A sneak preview of the next in the Women Who Rock Series: Angela James

Without further ado, the next biography in the Women Who Rock Series will be on hockey superstar Angela James. As one of the most dominant players ever to lace up the skates, who came from humble beginnings and fought adversity … Continue reading

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