Representation Matters

When I first started going to my dojo, there weren't a lot of women there. There were a few of us, but the higher up the ranks you went the fewer women you saw in class. I noticed something else as I started training more: the turnover rate for women was twice what it was … Continue reading Representation Matters

Hindsight is 2020. I Can’t Believe I Just Wrote That. I’m Sorry.

I was struggling to come up with something to write today, as I just didn't have anything particularly inspirational to post. Instead of coming up with something original, I decided to pick out one on my unpublished posts from the "draft" folder. I started this untitled piece in April, 2019: Uphill battles are by their … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020. I Can’t Believe I Just Wrote That. I’m Sorry.

Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

On Tuesday December 10th, the Road to Black Belt became just a little bit shorter. Yes, I am a goober. No, I don't care. I, along with six others, braved our brown belt tests. Four of us tested for promotions to Brown Belt, two of us (I was one of them) tested for our First … Continue reading Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It