The Black Sportswoman’s mission is to amplify the stories of Black women athletes in sports.

Top (L to R): Alice Coachman, Earlene Brown, Lusia Harris, Luisa Fuentes, Ora Washington, Bonnie St. John. Bottom (L to R): Barbara Ferrell and Wyomia Tyus, Tessa Sanderson, Driulis González, Audrey Patterson, Enith Brigitha, María Isabel Urrutia. 

The Black Sportswoman amplifies the stories of Black women athletes in sports.

Through a sports lens, we share the accomplishments and lived experiences of Black women around the world. Their stories are a part of world history.

We create articles, videos, ebooks, and more. Contact our founder, Bria Felicien, who is available to for public speaking engagements and consulting.

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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.

Some of her favorite work with The Black Sportswoman has been her multimedia profile of Earlene Brown and her article about the history of Peruvian women's volleyball.