Hockey is for everyone

Barely a month after I was sexually assaulted, I stood in the ice hockey rink at a small prep school in New England. The holiday tournaments were taking place and I’d foolishly agreed to go. It was too soon for me to be there, that much I knew.

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Power to the powerful

Money, power and politics are inherent to sporting events, yet the veil of economic progress, entertainment and sporting frenzy only serves to cover up a far darker reality: in Bahrain, prisons are filled with those who dare voice their opinions.

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Mum was an athlete

Mum and I were very different. We shared a body at one time (though it would be more accurate to say I invaded her), but she didn’t think we had much in common. From what she saw, I was slow and uncoordinated.

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