In the NWFL trenches, big women thrived. In the media, they were mocked.
Meet Bobbie Grant, one of the women featured in this month's Book Club selection, "Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League."
Hello, friends! First off, thank you so much for being a paid subscriber to Power Plays. It’s been a rough start to the year, but things are really looking up, at least in my home life. That’s because, after seven long, long months, I finally have a kitchen again! What a relief. I’m extending a standing invitation for all of you to come over for dinner if you’re in the Greensboro area.
Now, onto the main event: A newsletter about our latest Power Plays Book Club selection, “Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League.”
Meet Bobbie Grant, a.k.a. Super Sugar
Today we’re going to talk about something that we frequently tangentially address, but rarely tackle head-on: Bodies. In particular, the size of women’s bodies, and how they’re policed in the sports world and beyond.