Karen D

Frank Kimball: Ms. JD’s Champion

The entire Ms. JD team is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Frank Kimball, and our hearts go out to his family and friends. As young women in the law we've heard countless times about the importance of having a champion -- somebody who is more than a mentor, somebody who is invested in your success.  Frank was Ms. JD's champion.  He mentored her, helped her, guided her and looked out for her.  However, more than that he invested some of his personal success in her success.  He really cared about her and went above and beyond in giving of…

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Karen D

Rally for Girls’ Sports Day: Why are team sports important for girls?

Editor's Note: The National Women's Law Center has organized the efforts to Rally for Girls' Sports Day. I have played sports my entire life.  It probably started with gymnastics when I was very young and from there led to softball, soccer, track and field, swimming and diving, more gymnastics, sport parachuting and indoor soccer.  I've played sports in recreational leagues, clubs, high school and college (both intramural and intercollegiate).  Presently, while I still consider myself an athlete I don't have the time to play organized team sports.So, why are sports, and team sports in particular, important for girls?  In my opinion it is…

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