ABOUT FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Ahoy, Aloha, Hello, and Welcome!
My name is Chloe, and welcome to my site.
I started my journey into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near the end of 2016, and since starting, have fallen in love with the sport. It has become my safe space, a place where I can leave my worries at the door, and focus on the tasks ahead of me, all while improving my physical health, and mental health.
In 2017, I wanted to use my position in the sport to create something within the sport for me, and others like me, and it all started with a competition.
Having competed a number of times over that year, I had noticed that the spaces provided for these events weren’t conducive to producing the best performance for female athletes, so I wanted to put together an event that would accommodate all women, and allow them to compete in a friendly environment, with childcare, and an encouraging atmosphere.
I wanted it to feel more like a day out than a competition, something I feel I was able to accomplish due to the amazing volunteers I had to staff the event, and the provisions of a play area, bouncy castle, and photobooth for athletes, coaches, and children alike to blow off steam.
The competition was a great success, and was put on again in 2018, which saw even more women signing up, and an even better day than before.
In addition to the competition, I started a Podcast, where I travel the country to speak to women in the sport about their experiences, how the came to the sport, and the obstacles they’ve had to overcome to succeed. This has been a passion project that I’ve found more and more rewarding with every interview, which I need to start up again in earnest to be honest.
I also wanted to create a space where I could put my thoughts down, and deliver content based on the Fight Like a Girl Brand, so I started a blog where I could put down my long form ideas regarding everything from competing, to training, to misogyny and bigotry in both sports and social areas.
As of right now, I’m launching a rebrand of the company, and whilst the logo and layout may be new, my ideals and mission are unchanged.
Creating a safe environment in the sport for women to not only train, but to excel in the sport, whilst offering opportunities and support to those who may feel powerless.
Women helping women.
In addition to Fight Like A Girl supporting women in the sport, it is also a strong and proud advocate for the representation and participation in sport of those in the LGBTQ+ Community. One of the ways this support is offered is through the social media group:
TE is a social group set up specifically for LGBTQ+ grapplers, from all grappling backgrounds, to have access to a space where they can speak freely about the issues they experience within their specific sport, and receive advice from others who may have found themselves in a similar situation previously, or those who have ideas about how to handle the issue posed.
We also endeavour to hold meet-up events throughout the year, and organise open mats for group members at local gyms. Meet up events are usually organised by the admins of the group, but the open mats are open to be organised by anyone who is able to host members at their gym, or a space they have access to.
TE can be found on all major social media platforms. There are two Facebook groups, one public and the other private/secret, if you would like to be considered for the private group, please contact me and I will issue the invite.
The private Facebook Group is strictly for members of the LGBTQ+ community, and hosts the largest forum discussion that the group manages. which is why the forum is invite only, to ensure that the integrity of the forum is maintained for those who need it.
Allies are invited to 'Like' the public group, and follow the other public outlets.