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Monica

Monica

Name: Monica Sagar
Age: 26
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Manchester
Campaign: To end gender stereotypes in sport

I first started skateboarding as a teenager and loved it. But the boys at school would say that girls couldn't skate, which made me feel unwelcome. I stopped skating and didn’t try it again for around six or seven years.

Even now, I still feel intimidated if I’m the only girl at the skate park, but it’s worth it because I enjoy it so much.

It’s my view that women shouldn’t be put off by a pre-conceived idea of what they should and shouldn’t do. Gender shouldn’t be a barrier in sport.

With Fixers, my team and I want to encourage more women to try activities like skateboarding that are perceived to be male-dominated.

Hopefully our campaign can help to end gender stereotypes in sport.

*Note: Some Fixers exceed the age range of 16 to 25 during the course of their project.

Georgia Shiels and Olivia Irlam are helping me with this Fix.

University of Central Lancashire

Dr Megan Todd, Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the University of Central Lancashire, supports my project. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.

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