What is The Black Sportswoman?
A multimedia platform that offers human-first storytelling about Black women athletes in sports history. We equally prioritize the sports and lived experiences of these women, allowing every athlete an opportunity to speak about themselves, if possible, when we are writing about them.
What athletes do you highlight?
We prioritize athletes who are no longer active in their sports. That is currently the only limitation we put on who we feature. We highlight athletes who speak different languages, are from various countries, and who have varying sporting abilities.
How can I support The Black Sportswoman?
There are many ways to support our work. Subscribe to our newsletter and consider becoming a paid member. That helps fund the work, including research and graduate school, and allows me to publish more frequently. There are additional benefits that come with a paid membership, but you can also buy me a coffee or recommend me as a guest speaker to your school or organization.
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Who runs The Black Sportswoman?
Bria Felicien founded The Black Sportswoman in 2020. She is currently the sole operator and content producer for the platform.
How is The Black Sportswoman funded?
Our revenue comes from readers, paid speaking opportunities, and money from our founder. The majority of our money comes voluntarily from readers through subscriptions and donations.
How can I contribute to The Black Sportswoman?
We don’t currently have the means to pay writers or other content producers for any work. We are open to amplifying work that highlights Black sportswomen in our newsletter or through interviews on our YouTube channel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a conversation about being featured.
About the founder
Bria Felicien is a writer, researcher, and lecturer whose work has been published in Sports Illustrated, FiveThirtyEight and other major publications. As a journalist, covered everything from local news and sports to regional and national politics. While working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she built her reputation as a credible women's sports reporter, writing profiles of Katrina McClain and Wyomia Tyus and features that discuss race and women’s soccer in America.