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The Cinderella Century
Not yet 30 years old, Rebecca Bassin was diagnosed with a rare congenital joint disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Determined not to let the early onset of arthritis stop her, she decided to take up biking and walked into a bike shop for the first time since she was a little girl.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Cinderella Classic
Leave your man at home, but bring your party dress.

(Bicycling Magazine)

Hagit Oz
Putting Israeli Women on the Map of Extreme Sports

Ask and Ye Shall Receive
Marian Hunting went from customer to bike shop co-owner in just four years.

Breaking Waves
Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits is the youngest woman to take the gold (Surf Life for Women)

"I was born in the water," laughs Lee Korzits, a 19-year-old who grew up in Mahmoret, a village in Northern Israel. "My father is a lifeguard. All my friends surf; the whole village surfs."

Though Korzits may have spent her life in the sea, she only began windsurfing two years ago. Clearly a natural talent, she won first place in the 2003 Windsurfing World Championships held in Spain in late September. (full article)


First published in Surf Life for Women, Fall 2004. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be used without the author's permission.

The Flying Camel
Seal Press, 2003

Seventeen first-person stories bridge divisions between Arab and Jew, East and West, and navigate through tensions between Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

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Pearl In A Million Press, 2001

True story pushes the boundaries of response to street harassment, offering a breathtaking ride over the edges of female socialization.

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