NDCOA – ND Women Connect Fall 2023 Shared Read

Join the Notre Dame Club of Austin’s ND Women Connect group in the Fall 2023 Shared Read.

The NDWC Fall 2023 Shared Read selection is Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World (2023) by Lauren Fleshman. Please see below for a brief summary.

The online conversation via Facebook will take place from Sunday, September 17 – Sunday, October 22 — with a local Austin NDWC group meet-up on October 19th, details forthcoming.

Join the Shared Read Facebook group.  By joining the group, you will be able to post questions and comments as well as receive interesting info about the author and updates/photos from local meetings being held all over the globe.

A little bit about the book:

Good for a Girl: Part memoir, part manifesto, Good for a Girl is Fleshman’s story of falling in love with running as a girl, being pushed to her limits and succumbing to devastating injuries, and daring to fight for a better way for female athletes. Long gone are the days when women and girls felt lucky just to participate; Fleshman and women everywhere are waking up to the reality that they’re running, playing, and competing in a world that wasn’t made for them. Drawing on not only her own story but also emerging research on the physiology and psychology of young athletes, of any gender, Fleshman gives voice to the often-silent experience of the female athlete and argues that the time has come to rebuild our systems of competitive sport with women at their center.