Electric Literature: 9 Memoirs That Reveal the Mental Health Challenges of Athletes

Electric Literature: 9 Memoirs That Reveal the Mental Health Challenges of Athletes

After reporting on elite athletes for almost a decade, I have one main takeaway: They’re just like us. No, really. For all the physical strength and dominance they display, athletes on the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels are still susceptible to the vulnerabilities that plague us all. They fret over their identities and legacies, the […]

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Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Rita Bullwinkel’s debut novel Headshot takes place in the confines of a boxing ring in Reno, Nevada, over two days of championship matches to determine the winner of the 12th Annual Women’s 18 & Under Daughters of America Cup. Her protagonists, eight teenage girls, fight each other in a series of face-offs for the title […]

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