athletes, coaches, and representatives from partner organizations

Hardy Girls Healthy Women virtual roundtable discussion on women in sports

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Hardy G*rls Healthy Wom*n (HGHW) is hosting five virtual “Ruckus Roundtable” events throughout this academic year. Ruckus Roundtables are themed, online conversations, created to inspire people from age 10 to 110.

Ruckus Roundtables are designed to spark curiosity, encourage conversations, and promote ways to challenge the status quo.

The first Ruckus Roundtable—Wom*n in Sports— will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 7 - 8 p.m., via Zoom.

The October Roundtable panel features athletes, coaches, and representatives from partner organizations speaking about the achievements, as well as the challenges, that women and gender expansive folks face in competitive sports (especially relevant in light of the recent Olympics headlines).

Panelists include:

Blair Braverman—Long-distance Dogsledder & Travel Writer
Nayeli Germosen—Mariposa Foundation & Varsity Basketball Player
Saige Purser—Nikan’usk Youth Engagement Division Manager at Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness
Mackenzie Myatt—Mountain Biker and 2024 Olympic Hopeful
Samantha Norris—USM Head Women’s Basketball Coach

The Roundtable will be hosted by Emily Carlton, a sophomore at Maine Arts Academy and a second-year member of HGHW’s G*rls Advisory Board (GAB). 

Upcoming Ruckus Roundtables will address arts & social justice (November 16), sexual health (February 15), data & representation (March 15), and body work (April 19).

“HGHW is grateful to iBec Creative, Spurwink, Morning Glory Natural Foods, Yarmouth Chiropractic, and Family Dental Practice for their generous sponsorship of the Ruckus Roundtable series,” said HGHW, in a news release.

Visit for more information and to register.


About Hardy G*rls Healthy Wom*n

At Hardy G*rls Healthy Wom*n (HGHW), we are committed to changing the culture, not fixing the g*rl.

HGHW is a Maine research-driven nonprofit organization that partners with Maine girls and gender expansive youth through its programs — G*rls Advisory Board, Muse Program, G*rls Coalition Groups, G*rls Workshops, and G*rls Rock! Conferences. Since 2000, HGHW’s programs have encouraged curiosity, critical thinking, coalition-building, and challenging the status quo. HGHW works with 1,200+ girls and gender expansive youth annually through year-round, statewide programs.

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Tue, 10/19/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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