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Billie Jean King's Story read by Jessica Valenti

from  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Apr 10, 2018

 

Once upon a time, there was a bespectacled girl who loved tennis. She was resourceful and figured out a way to get tennis lessons for free since her family didn't have a lot of money. When she became a national champion, she began to fight for equal rights within the tennis circuit: equal pay for men AND women. This led to a revolution in the sport, paving the way for future female superstars like Venus and Serena Williams.Jessica Valenti is a columnist for the Guardian US and the author of mult...more

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