Fast and Female believes in the power of mentorship and experiential learning as tools to keep girls excited about being in sports. For this reason, we created the Fast and Female Jr. Reporter Program. This initiative allows target demographic youth (8 to 18 years olds) to interview a positive role model of their choice. Girls can choose from Olympic athletes, teammates, parents, coaches, subject matter experts. Each Jr. Reporter is responsible for interviewing their subjects and producing two stories Their stories are then posted on our website as well as various social media outlets.
Join the Jr.Reporter Program Today!
Submit your resumé and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.Make sure to include why you want to become a F&F Junior Reporter and who you’d like to interview for your stories. We accept applications year round.
**Participants in the program receive a complimentary Fast and Female Buff upon completion of two stories.
TAYLOR BRANDT (COLORADO)
I am a 13 year old alpine ski racer at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. I am in eighth grade and I have a passion for skiing and writing. I have all male coaches and everyday I am struggling to prove to them that girls are just as tough as guys. I am extremely happy to be given this opportunity to write articles about amazing female athletes who proved that they are just as tough as guys.
I’m 21 years old and currently working on my undergrad degree. I grew up playing every sport I could and over the years I’ve mostly narrowed it down to horse back riding, nordic skiing and paddling. I love mixing it up though and I am always looking to try new sports, or just play a sport I haven’t in awhile. Although mixing up sports can get expensive and cause training conflicts it adds a much needed element of excitement and allows you to constantly challenge yourself and push yourself in new ways!
I am in Grade 6.I live in Calgary, Alberta which is really close to the Rocky Mountains. The sports I like to do are cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, orienteering, mountain biking, and running. I do most of these sports with my family, to get out of the house and have fun!!!I love to hike and cross-country ski because the mountains are beautiful and you see lots of wildlife while you are doing these activities.
My name is Hannah Lauzon and I like to go rock climbing. I want to join a group that rock climbs but I don’t know if there is one. I live in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, with my brother, Finn, my mom, my dad, and my hundreds of pets. I’m 9 years old and my brother is 7, he wants to do this too, but it’s only for girls.
My name is Micah Morris I am 15 years old, I have been skiing since I was two years old, and am a member of the Fernie Alpine Ski Team. Growing up in Fernie, BC I have had many opportunities in all sports such as soccer, volleyball, mountain biking, climbing, long distance running and hiking. I am surrounded by my family of skiers and I quickly discovered my own love for the sport. I love to compete because it is thrilling and it motivates me to push myself to a higher level. It also gives me a chance to travel around to new places in Canada and in other countries, and meet new friends. I have a great passion for skiing and writing. Not only would I like to share that, I want to be able to inspire the woman around me to continue with what they love and to stay dedicated to their sport.
I am 14 years old and I am a competitive dancer living in Calgary, Alberta. I started dancing at the young age of 2 and began competitive dancing at 6 years old. From 2004 until present has trained at Counterpoint Dance Academy in Calgary. Currently an advance level dancer with a minimum of 15 hours of training a week. Trained in the disciplines of classical ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, improv, acro & musical theatre.
My name is Emma Myall and I am 16 years old. I have a passion for all sports but mostly water polo. I have been playing the sport for 8 years at Diablo Water Polo and have made the selection for National Teams and have played Internationally. I support all female athletes who want to make a difference in their sport. Including me, I want to make an impact on womenʼs water polo and Fast and Female will help me spread the word of empowerment for women to be smart, strong and dedicated athletes.
I am a 12 year old biathlete, member of the club Pursuit of Levis in Quebec. For two years, I have been part of the Quebec Biathlont Team and I was identified by the MELS as a promising athlete.
Upon my first biathlon race in November 2011, I demonstrated excellent skills in cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. In my first year of competition, I won the Quebec Championships for my age category (9 and 10). The following year, I repeated this feat in the juvenile girls (11 and 12). Last year, I upgraded two categories (15-16 years) to prepare to compete at the national level in 2014-15. Despite my young age, I have performed very well, winning several medals and I even allowed me to win the first sprint in which I participated.
I’m a 17 year old Cross Country skier with Canmore Nordic Ski Club. I have been participating in events and in recent years helping out with Fast and Female for 8 years. I’m extremely passionate about Fast and Female, and inspiring the next generation. I also love giving back to the sport that keeps giving me so much, so whether it’s helping at Fast and Female or helping coach younger athletes within my own club, I’m extremely excited about every opportunity I’m fortunate enough to receive.
I am 11 years old and I live in Yarmouth, Maine. I love to run (especially with my mom). I have raced in a 5 miler, a kid’s triathlon, and several 5ks. I also enjoy skiing, playing field hockey and playing basketball. I love being active and spending time with my family and friends. I went to a Fast and Female event and instantly fell in love with the program and the people in it. Writing is one of my favorite things to do so it feels great to write these articles about amazing women and to share their stories.
I am fourteen years old and I am a Nordic skier. There are so many things I love about being an athlete, and just being athletic and active in general. I love to participate in sports recreationally and dance as well, so it has been a part of my lifestyle and the environment that I live in for my whole life.