Story time. I once was a part of a co-ed baseball team when I was a little kid. Not only was the only girl on a team full of boys, but I was one of two girls in the entire little league period. While there were challenges and discrimination against young women in the league (yes even at the tender age of 9), the experience itself helped me developed the toughness and mental fortitude that I would need to eventually be a young woman working in the predominantly male dominated sports industry.
That experience, along with time playing tennis and basketball, is also the reason I was so attracted to this new project that Amazon Prime and A League of Their Own are teaming up on to honor female athletes.