Happy Filipino-American History Month (FAHM)! FAHM was first recognized statewide in California, 2006. A few years later, Congress passed a resolution in November (2009) to recognize October as FAHM nationwide. Every year, Filipino communities from coast to coast celebrate its heritage. I’ve seen major streets of San Francisco and New York close down […]
As a female boxer, I am often asked, “Why aren’t there women boxing on TV?” or I’ll get sympathy remarks like, “America should support women boxers….” I’ve dealt with the same conversation for the past 10 years.
Being a woman in this era, the era of breakthroughs; where you have the “Robin Roberts“, the “Danica Patricks”, the “Serena Williams“, etc.; I’m talking about women who STAND OUT. Women who tear down the “invisible” barriers society separates men and women in. It’s about getting respect and in boxing, it’s no different.
Boxing is a mindset. It’s not for everyone. Change is inevitable and comfort must be found in ceaseless change. Being a world champion is no exception: you must adapt.
After training, I was invited by Chef Steve Benjamin (who just won on the Food Network’s Chopped series) to restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon‘s open kitchen at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.