This blog is the real-time story of my girl baller adventures.
Two-and-a-half years into my university degree, basketball entered my life. Somewhere between the resolution for a change and watching full court games in the university gym, basketball passion had been planted inside me.
For the first couple of years, I played mostly with men, encountering all the physical, emotional, and psychological differences. I became aware of the stereotypes revolving around women and sports, while experiencing many frustrations, with the guys and with myself.
In 2007, I joined the women’s basketball team of Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.
Then, after graduation, I moved to Buenos Aires and started with playing with women. My first team was El Talar, in Villa Pueyrredon, and we played in a fairly competitive league.
Now, I am on the team of America del Sud in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I continue playing pick-up ball with guys on outdoor courts around the city.
I’ve always fought for equality as a player on the court. More than being a woman, I’ve wanted to be a basketball player – treated just like everyone else.
This blog is dedicated to all the girls out there who want to play sports because they love it and who have to confront all the ever-present stereotypes around women and their bodies.
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