This mom shoots portraits of girls in sparkly dresses and sports equipment because YES.

This one’s for the girls who know you don’t have to chose between sparkles and sports. For too long, girls have been sent the message that they have to be either/or. You’re either a girly-girl or a tomboy. You’re either into sparkly princesses or sports practices. From the early days of childhood, we’re told in bold and subtle ways to squeeze ourselves into separate boxes. But those boxes are bullspit, and most of us know it. Girls don’t have to choose between feeling beautiful and being badass. We can be both at the same time. Perhaps that’s why a portrait shoot shared by HMP Couture Imagery showing girls dressed up in fancy dresses and sports equipment has gone insanely viral. …

A wrestler forfeited a game so he wouldn’t have to compete against a girl. Now she’s clapping back in the most epic way.

Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images The United States has 16,562 female high school wrestlers, however only 12 states have girls’ wrestling programs with state championships. This year, Colorado piloted a program giving female wrestlers their own bracket. Girls are starting to get more opportunities to wrestle, however many female wrestlers still find themselves fighting against a stigma. When Jaslynn Gallegos and Angel Rios opted to compete with the boys in the state championship, one of the boys declined to compete with them. Now, Gallegos has a to-the-point message for all the boys who are reluctant to get into the ring with her, “Just wrestle me.” High school senior Brendan Johnston forfeited a match during the Colorado state wrestling championships so …

Nike’s ad turns a sexist trope on its head by celebrating ambitious, ‘crazy’ women.

Nike’s latest ad challenges a common sexist trope in sports—and people are loving it. Women have fought for decades to be seen as legitimate competitors in male-dominated fields, including professional and amateur sports. Until the early 20th century, many believed that women were not biologically designed for strenuous exercise (a myth that was ultimately debunked by a female physician, Dr. Celia Duel Mosher). And it wasn’t that long ago that showing intense emotion and too much ambition could land a woman in an asylum. Throughout history, women who tried to compete at a high level were seen as “crazy.” Sadly, too often, they still are. Nike took on gender bias in sports in its latest ad, and the result is …