When the Mask is On: on Women in Fencing

“In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger Some of my earliest childhood memories come from watching my older sister, Paloma, play in a boys’ soccer league. Paloma was an athletic phenom, possessing great speed, excellent ball skills, and zero fear of contact or matching up against … Continue reading When the Mask is On: on Women in Fencing

Ask the Fencing Coach: Taking Your Time in a Bout

This question came from one of our favorite readers who is the head coach of a college club and competitor. As a reminder to our readers, we will answer any questions on all things fencing. We're here to help! Question:  Good morning Fencing Coach Staff, Question for you folks regarding something that is giving me issues … Continue reading Ask the Fencing Coach: Taking Your Time in a Bout

The Alley, the Denny’s, and the Marble: a Plea to Cease Domestic Violence.

The first time I ever paid witness to domestic violence was my senior year of high school, outside a Denny's in Lutz, Florida. After a house party, we all decided to load up on greasy food to proactively target our imminent hangovers. Throughout the night, I passively watched as a boy named Sam grew increasingly … Continue reading The Alley, the Denny’s, and the Marble: a Plea to Cease Domestic Violence.