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 …

Amber Merritt on Tokyo 2021, Leadership and Mental Health

Kasey Symons chats with Paralympian and Australian Glider Amber Merritt from hotel quarantine as COVID-19 continues to disrupt athlete’s preparations for the Tokyo Games. As we keep working to adjust to sport with no fans, for some athletes, it might not make too much a difference.  “Honestly, my parents in London, they were amazing, but …

Rising Phoenix: redefining superhero

Recently Netflix released a documentary focused on Paralympians and their stories. Rising Phoenix documents some powerful athletes and for Brielle Quigley, redefined the word superhero. I’ve never really understood the hype around superhero movies. While my friends rushed to see the latest highly anticipated Marvel film in a string of highly anticipated Marvel films, I …