Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's a Girl Thing

New York Magazine Writer Alex Morris writes an arresting portrait of 16-year-old amateur boxer Nisa Rodriguez, capturing the pitfalls and frustrations faced by women boxers. Meanwhile, telling photos add dimension to a world closed to the salon set. Morris' strong narrative writing includes movie-like characters: flamboyant boxing promoters, strutting ghetto toughs, and dysfunctional families battling poverty and a lack of prospects. Rodriguez herself, who must spar with men in a sport short on females, shines through with hope and courage.
in New York by Alex Morris, 26 November 2007
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