Glorious is an online membership club dedicated to elevating women’s sport. The team behind it, lead by Alison Root and Annabel Herrick, do this by giving a platform to women to tell their stories through the arts and culture:
Our goal is always the same: to enthral and captivate in the same way that women’s sport does.
By joining, you get access to work by award-winning writers, photographers, artists and directors and become part of a community that shares common goals and interests. What’s more, a percentage of all membership fees go to The Women’s Sport Trust.
One story that pique my interest was about Lydia Heywood and her journey in equestrianism as a Black British-Jamaican woman:
Lydia was born to a British mother and a Jamaican father, and she cites her mother as her inspiration and entry into the horsing world. When Lydia bought her first pony Bella at 11, she enjoyed the time spent with her mother in the Gloucestershire countryside. However, Heywood didn’t only want to ride the horses, she wanted to compete. “I was brave and very impatient to get competitive. I loved Bella to bits, but I was frustrated that other people were able to complete a show jumping course and I couldn’t,” she said. “Bella was referred to as a ‘Ford Fiesta’ and later I went onto a ‘Ferrari,’ my new horse, who was really competitive in show jumping. All of a sudden, I didn’t feel so brave anymore.”
(via It’s Nice That)