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Mistress Marilyn's POV
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Strength Has Many Meanings~ 
5th-Aug-2012 02:27 am
workout (betty boop) : charliemc
In just a few hours, Queen Underwood will become the first American woman to enter an Olympic boxing ring. I guess she's not expected to win, since she's taking on a great British champion. But she'll make history, just the same.

Queen is from the Pacific Northwest--Seattle, to be exact--and she's become well known for her strength, not just physical. She and her older sister were both physically and sexually abused by their father repeatedly, until they had the courage to tell their mother and were removed from his 'care.' He served six years in prison for the abuse.

Queen has also worked as a woman in the construction world, a pipe-fitter, I believe. No doubt this took a lot of courage and strength as well.

I'm not a fan of boxing, but I'm going to be pulling for Queen. Hers is the kind of Olympic story that inspires, especially when you're looking for a story about breaking ground and breaking through.

Go, Queen!

5th-Aug-2012 10:49 am (UTC)
This is exactly the kind of story I love! Thanks for sharing. I'll be pulling for her, too.

And it doesn't matter if she wins -- because just getting there is a HUGE win. Wow.
5th-Aug-2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, I would say, Go Queen.
6th-Aug-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)

Rooting for someone from your neck of the woods, particularly one who has seen so much adversity, is that much more fun, isn't it? We enjoyed rooting for a male figure skater from here in our humble Midwestern town during the Vancouver Olympics (his name escapes me at the moment), and I believe an archer from our area had been in Beijing. I think rooting for our American athletes is awesome anyway but in my opinion having those locals to root for gives the Olympics an entirely new meaning. ^_^

Go Queen!
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