Netball Practice

In another instalment of the Siren Spotlight series, Rana Hussain delivers some creative writing to navigates the experiences of a young Muslim girl participating in sport. Summaya ran between the horizontal lines of the bitumen multipurpose court at East Keilor Primary School. She could see Cassandra ahead of her, all pink cheeks and intensity as she ran, …

Beyond harmful headlines are one of our most vulnerable communities—let’s listen to their voices

The Siren Spotlight series continues with this powerful piece from Holly Hazlewood taking us behind the headlines in the conversation of trans participation in sport.   White-hot acidic anger burns its way through my veins.  I’m reading another hit-piece about the supposed tsunami of transgender women coming for women’s sport. Apparently this wave threatens to engulf the …

Siren Spotlight—a century of baseball for women in Australia

The Siren Spotlight series launched with a brilliant longread from baseball superstar Amy McCann about the long and fascinating history of women’s baseball in Australia.  Long before the All American Girls Professional Baseball League catapulted women’s baseball into popular culture in the 1940s, Australia was busy crafting leagues of their own all over the country.  …