Fighting for My Place

2016-03-07 16.37.30

By Machteld Jurriaans Okay, here we go. Tonight I have to be social again. The scenario that follows is always the same, and grows more tiresome each time. Sally: “Come on Mags, can’t you make an exception for tonight? It’s my [insert birthday/ farewell/ I’m not pregnant-party/ spirit animal day]! Come on, I’ll pour you some punch.” As an amateur boxer my schedules of work and social life are based around the gym and my training. I am also female and 26. Being a female fighter in the Millenial age…