Tag Archives: Lucia Rijker

Answering the call

It seems only a moment ago that I was on the edge of my seat watching rare footage of women boxing. As one of the early practitioners of the sport, I was always on the lookout for others; role models, … Continue reading

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Better than Disneyland

Australian world champion super featherweight Diana Prazak never imagined that foregoing a trip to Disneyland would change the course of her life. But that it surely did. While she might have been standing in line for a wild ride, instead … Continue reading

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The sweetest victory of all

How many of us thought we’d never see the day? How many of us knew talented female boxers who were not getting any recognition? How many women walked away from boxing because there were no opportunities, no opponents, no championship … Continue reading

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When only the best will do

What an amazing week in women’s boxing it has been for me. I had to pinch myself these past few days at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra as I witnessed something I thought I’d never see. The women … Continue reading

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Stranger than fiction

My feet have hardly touched the ground here in the United States and already I have tales to tell. That’s why this country is the most glorious hunting ground for writers of non-fiction. Although I have written short stories and … Continue reading

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Fighting time

  By Mischa Merz It’s a good start to my year of writing and fighting with an essay called ‘Fighting Time’, published in Sophie Cunningham’s final edition of Meanjin with this extraordinary and beautiful cover design by Diego Patino. The … Continue reading

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