By the age of 12, girls are SIX times more likely to drop out of sports than boys. So for my thesis project I wanted to empower young girls (ages 8–12) to pursue athletics through the stories of successful female athlete role models, by giving them access to role models through a magazine and website. In the hopes that this will help them realize they can have a future in sports and to stick with it.
For this premiere issue I wanted to feature as many athletes as I could to introduce girls to them. So I went with the idea of a Sheroes issue. I chose 11 sports and a couple athletes per sport. There are interviews, news stories, fun facts, games, etc. I wanted to keep it fun for my target audience, but also informational.
To view the entire Rising Up Taking Names magazine, view it here on Issuu.
To view the thesis book, which gives an overview of my process, view it here on Issuu.
Rising Up Taking Names
Rising Up Taking Names | Girls In The Game
Dave Gottwald, Jeremy Stout and Sandra Isla