Name: Jessica Luther
Place: Austin, TX
Sports I Love The Most: Tennis, Football, Basketball
Title and Purpose of blog: Credit goes to Arturo R. Garcia for the title of the blog.
Power Forward looks at the impact of sports on culture and culture on sports. The title reflects the basketball position that I played in junior high and high school as well as my desire to move the discussion about sports forward in a meaningful way.
Where My Sports Writing Has Been Published:
- The WNBA Can Teach Male Athletes About Coming Out and Being Allies at The Atlantic (Apr 30, 2013)
- The fear and loathing behind the Brittney Griner NBA tryout backlash at The Guardian (Apr 6, 2013)
- What the NFL Should Learn From Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell at The Guardian (March 2, 2013)
- Serena Williams is Not a Costume at Racialicious (Dec. 12, 2012)
- The Olympics’ schizophrenic gender politics at Salon (Aug 11, 2012)
- Living History at Shakesville (July 18, 2012)