Katie and Drew Taylor had the opportunity to talk to FIERCE Athlete’s founder Samantha Kelley about women’s sports, femininity, theology of the body, identity as a daughter of God, body image issues, and so much more. Find out how Samantha feels about women being involved in athletics.
Should Catholic Women Play Sports?
At FIERCE Athlete, we envision a world in which every female athlete knows her identity in Christ and lives a full, integrated life.
To realize this vision, our mission is to promote true and authentic identity and femininity within female athletics. Based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, we aim to radically influence the culture of female athletics and address the serious issues women face by teaching, leading, and mentoring women toward integration.
FIERCE is an acronym standing for Femininity, Identity, Embodiment, Receptivity, Catholicism, and Encounter. These along with Athlete make up the foundation of who we are and what we believe female athletes are being called to live out.
We want athletes to identify with what it means to be a true FIERCE Athlete by learning about and living these six pillars.