The Concussion Conversation: addressing medical inequality

Mary Konstantopoulos talks to physiotherapist Shreya Mcleod about the importance of addressing the medical knowledge gap when it comes to women’s injuries and concussion inequality. When it comes to conversations about fairness and equality for women in sport there are many battlegrounds; access to facilities, the importance of media coverage and of course, pay.  But …

Surreal but familiar: Aoife Coughlan’s Tokyo experience

Fresh from her Olympic campaign, Mary Konstantopoulos speaks to Australian judo athlete Aoife Coughlan about her Tokyo experience, and why she’s looking toward Paris 2024. When Aoife Coughlan’s parents Paul and Jean met decades ago doing judo at university, little did they know that they were starting a connection to the sport which would continue …

AJ Jennings is going for gold

Siren Collaborator Mary Konstantopoulos speaks to para-canoe athlete AJ Jennings about her incredible journey that will see her head to Tokyo to go for gold. CW: This article includes mention of suicide and drug addiction After living with chronic pain, depression and an addiction to prescription medication for two decades, AJ Jennings made a brave …

Rowie Webster is Ready to Lead In and Out of the Pool

Siren Collaborator Mary Konstantopoulos speaks to Aussie Stingers captain Rowie Webster about fighting for gold in a very different Olympic Games. Rowie Webster landed in Tokyo last week, alongside her Australian Stingers teammates, preparing to represent Australia in her third Olympic Games. Plenty has changed for Webster since she made her Olympic water polo debut …