Michelle Jenneke captured the attention of the world as the “Dancing Hurdler” when a video of her energetic pre-race warm-up dance at the 2012 Junior World Championships in Barcelona went viral and attracted incredible interest and sponsors with her image on magazines and billboards. However, there is much more to than just her dance moves, both on and off the track. Michelle was ahead of her time and her attitude and way of thinking has become the norm for professional sport but the attention and expectation which came with that forced Michelle away from the spotlight…but she’s back and faster than ever before.
Sam Squiers continues her chat with former racing driver turned OnlyFans star Renee Gracie. In this ‘On Her Mind’ special Renee chats about the sexualisation of women in sport, the responsibility of social media apps to protect women and much more.
Sam Squiers sits down with Supercars drive turned sex worker Renee Gracie. Renee discusses her meteoric rise from go-carts to spearheading an all-female Supercars team. Supercars didn’t bring any financial security, but OnlyFans did, and Renee is very open when it comes to her career switch.
Sam Squiers chats with Rebecca Sowden about the ‘Correct the Internet’ campaign that is trying to fix the gendered bias that we’ve inadvertently caused on the World Wide Web.
Rugby league star Julia Robinson has been a lightning rod for public opinion in her short but illustrious rugby league career so far. She sat down with Sam Squiers to explain how she found the sport quite late in life and what it’s like having an army lifer for a mum! Julia then explains how she was caught in a social media firestorm simply because she has some very useful muscles.
Sam Squiers welcomes tennis commentator Adam Peacock to On Her Mind to break down the age old debate about women playing three sets as opposed to five at Grand Slam tournaments, and how it relates to equal pay. They add some nuance to the debate and wonder how five sets might work in the women’s game, and whether tennis fans and players would actually want it to happen.
Opals star Cayla George is just a gem! No topic is off-limits and she goes into great detail on her relationship with Liz Cambage as well as the embarrassingly bad bodysuits from the last Olympics. It’s a story no one has heard before! Cayla talks about leaving home and going to the AIS as a 15 year old, starting out in the green and gold and why she decided to forgo college in the US, despite plenty of offers . The new mum talks about being a mother and professional athlete and opens up about her fertility journey and the unique experience of Torres Strait Island custom adoption, which resulted in her being gifted her baby daughter Pearl.
Sam Squiers welcomes Alyssa Healy back, three years after she appeared on the pilot episode of On Her Game.The Aussie skipper, keeper and star batter gives some behind the scenes recollections of her record-breaking World Cup performance on home soil, including Meg Lanning’s Katy Perry fan-girl moment. She fends off any talk of retirement, and why FOMO means it’ll be a long time yet before she hangs up the pads.
Across two episodes Sam Squiers welcomes in LiSTNR News editor Amy Goggins to discuss the best moments in women’s sport in 2022.
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