The heroes five year old me needed…

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Tonight, O and I witnessed history in the making. We attended the inaugural women’s AFL match at Princess Park, and it.was.amazing! 

I can’t quite put into words what tonight meant to me. 

I was quite the tomboy growing up. In fact, when I was 8 years old I broke my arm playing football. I didn’t play much after that. 

I always felt like I could either be sporty or feminine. As if being good at sport took away from my feminity. As if that even mattered. 

Tonight, as I looked out on the field at those women kicking absolute arse on that field and knowing that my children will grow up with this being normal.


I am so happy. Tonight was a huge step forward towards true equality in society. We’ve got a ways to go, and I feel like this post wouldn’t be complete without at least mentioning the indiscretion in wages. 

But tonight was special, and we got to be a part of it. 



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