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What does it mean to throw like a girl? If we empower girls to throw – and to kick, to jump, to fly through the air like never before – how does that space-making impact the humans into which they grow? Does staging girls at sport help us to understand sport as a space-making activity every girls needs, and to which every girl has a right? This article reflects on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Wolves as it explores the relationship between the practice of sport and the practice of gender.


This is a pre-print of a book chapter.

The publisher's version is available in:

Kim Solga. (2021). Sport, Space and Gender: Embodying Alternate Girlhoods with The Wolves. In Laine, E. & Chow, B. (Eds.), Sports Plays. Routledge.