The Price She Pays, An Evening with Katie Steele, Tiffany Brown, and Erin Strout

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. 

Bright Side Bookshop is excited to host Katie Steele, Tiffany Brown, and Erin Strout  on August, 12th at 6:00pm.

Join experts in their fields and authors, Katie Steele, Tiffany Brown, and Erin Strout  for a panel, q&a and signing of their new book, THE PRICE SHE PAYS: Confronting the Hidden Mental Health Crisis in Women's Sports-From Schoolyard to the Stadium. 

Two experts in mental health and sport lift the veil on the crisis in women’s athletics, offering parents and coaches urgently needed advice and support and showing how female athletes can find joy in whatever sport they choose, at whatever level they compete.

No matter the sport, the message to girls and women is the same: Be aggressive, but not too aggressive. Win at all costs, but be polite while doing it. Get strong, but not too big. Female athletes have long been conditioned to perform under these standards, gracefully and without complaints.
 
Yet, behind the scenes, female athletes are suffering from disordered eating and substance use; depression and anxiety; emotional and sexual abuse; racism and discrimination; self-harm, and even suicide ideation. When global tennis star Naomi Osaka and gymnastics world champion Simone Biles took breaks from competing to tend to their mental health, many were compelled to ask: What is causing this mental health crisis in women’s sports? In The Price She Pays, Katie Steele and Dr. Tiffany Brown illuminate where we are going wrong—and how we can correct course.
 
Through first-hand accounts, research, and reporting, they reveal the deep layers of trauma and mistreatment women experience in their pursuit of excellence in sport. They show parents, coaches, and athletes how to recognize the signs of mistreatment and mental health issues, and reveal how, by focusing on the wellbeing of the whole person—not just the athlete—we can provide women and girls with the support they need to thrive, in whatever sport they choose, at whatever level they compete.

Event address: 
18 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5230
Books: 
The Price She Pays: Confronting the Hidden Mental Health Crisis in Women's Sports—from the Schoolyard to the Stadium By Tiffany Brown, PhD, Katie Steele, Erin Strout (With) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316567473
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Spark - June 18th, 2024