In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX into American law in June 1972, Sports Illustrated is inviting readers to share their personal stories of how the landmark gender-equity legislation changed the trajectory of women’s sports. The Title IX project presents a unique opportunity for SI readers: the chance to be featured on the cover of SI’s June 2022 issue.
On its social channels and at SI.com, SI asks this question: What does Title IX mean to you? Readers can answer by uploading photos until Friday, April 15, that represent the impact of the mandated equal opportunity for women to play sports. Sports Illustrated is looking for moments that happened #BecauseOfTitleIX – its influence on your life, professionally, athletically or personally.
Submissions may represent how the pursuit of equality still manifests itself today or an image capturing the connection across generations of female athletes. It could be a moment of playing a sport or supporting as a fan or recognizing a forgotten women’s sports pioneer.
“The passing of Title IX has created opportunities for over a half-century that have helped generations of women grow as leaders on and off the field,” said Jamie Lisanti, Assistant Managing Editor, Projects at Sports Illustrated. “Sports Illustrated is committed to telling those stories and more as we examine how far the spirit of Title IX has come and where it goes from here.”
Photos can be shared on social media with the tag #BecauseOfTitleIX or uploaded through this link by April 15. The magazine, on sale May 19, will spotlight the history of Title IX and a new generation of advocates who are amplifying its spirit with an eye toward the next 50 years.
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