Playing With Fire

A fire foot archer?! It’s an unusual job title, but for Orissa Kelly, firing burning arrows with her feet is all in a day’s work

Pool Position

Los Angeles-based Russian artist Anastasia Korsakova's impressive works stem from her love of water and sports. We find out where she's heading next

The Cold Fix

When Sara Barnes was robbed of her active lifestyle, open water swimming became her saviour. In her own words, she details how she took the plunge and why she wants more women to do the same

Dressed For Success

Skater, skier, mother, influencer, the list goes on. We discuss 'hustle' mentality and the crossover between skateboarding and fashion with Stefani Nurding

America's Fastest Teenager

There’s something very special about middle distance runner Athing Mu. Smashing records and propelled into the spotlight, find out how the young world champion is literally taking life in her stride

Water Wisdom

Meet the Jeju freedivers of South Korea and find out how etched wrinkles and sun-bleached skin convey beauty, strength and freedom found through fierce independence

Dropping In

Tracie Garacochea is a force of nature. She’s a true trailblazer for adaptive sports and proof that whatever your age or disability, skateboarding is for everyone

Spotlight: Muslim Sportswomen

Why does the hijab tend to grab more headlines in Western media than the success of the woman wearing it? Glorious, with the help of photographer Giulia Frigieri, examines the subject

In-Depth Discussion

Dress on, hair done, makeup flawless… most would be heading off for a night out, but not Kristina Makusenko, she’s ready to dive in. We speak to the underwater dancer about her extraordinary talent and huge social following

The Bulldozer

Just how do you bring up three babies and play rugby at the highest level? In her own words, Zainab Alema aka The Bulldozer details her balancing act

Candid Camera

Travelling around the world with her baby daughter in tow, Jojo Harper is known for her intimate and usually unseen moments of the world’s best cyclists

Riding A Dream

The equestrian world can seem, and is, very white, so what is the industry doing to become more accessible and inclusive? We talk to Naomi Lawson, co-founder of Riding a Dream Academy, who is working hard to turn the tables

Drive For Change

What is it like to break down barriers? Middle Eastern racing driver Amna Al Qubaisi studies, models and roars around a racetrack. We find out more

Papier Pitch

Have you ever sent an email when you've been a little drunk and it changed your life? That’s exactly what amazing sculptor and ceramist Emmely Elgersma did to fulfil her passion for football

Colour Pop

“Humour is the ultimate defence reaction” says London-based photographer and director Aleksandra Kingo in conversation with Glorious

Rewriting The SoCal Surfing Story

As surfing embraces “more women, genderqueer and trans people in the surf conversation”, we talk to photographer Gabriella Angotti-Jones about the changing scene

Night Rider

“Won’t you get bored riding in circles?” Writer Amy Sedghi chronicles the joy and hardships of a charity challenge that sees riders cycle 500km in one go around Herne Hill Velodrome!

Embracing Failure

What happens if we accept and embrace failure? British sprinter Imani-Lara Lansiquot talks about failure and how she learnt to come out on top

Ethereal Beauty

Photographer Zena Holloway produces uniquely stunning underwater shots. And now her passion for the ocean and the natural environment has led to her creation of dramatic clothing sculpted from roots

Laid Bare: Amy Conroy

How does one reclaim their confidence after a life-changing event? Amy Conroy talks about traumatic teenage years to success as a basketball champion, and why one photoshoot took longer to come to terms with

Precious Adams: On Pointe

Precious Adams is no stranger to shaking things up. We speak to the ballerina about being only the second Black dancer in the history of the English National Ballet and her struggles when living and training in Russia

2023: It’s A Big Year

If you thought 2022 was a significant year for women’s sport, team Glorious is already looking forward to what should be a mega 2023. Here’s Editor Alison Root's round-up of what we can expect and a selection of inspirational stories to help kickstart your new year


New Heights

What goes through your head before diving 28 metres off a cliff? Do you ever get used to it? We meet professional high diver Jessica Macaulay to find out

Pitching In

“I needed a sport like rugby, where I could be physical and confrontational and big and that would be cool.” We talk to the athlete and entrepreneur about why contact makes sense to her and why she will always fight back

Flying Cholitas

We speak to photographer Todd Antony about the story of the Flying Cholitas and how he captured the magic of these Bolivian wrestlers mid-air

Shape Shifter

Rising CrossFit star Aimee Cringle constantly battles preconceived ideas about women’s weight. Glorious chats to her to find out how she’s part of a movement that’s tearing up the rulebook

Year In Review

It's Christmas and team Glorious want to celebrate the amazing sporting stories over the past year. Editor Alison Root shares some Glorious highlights that truly showcase the breadth and popularity of women's sport

Backstage Ballet

Photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor is known for her effortlessly truthful and intimate imagery. We speak to Sophie about her work focusing on her ballet school series

Listen Up

With a passion for Japanese street fashion, a love of colourful hair, and an advocate for important causes, British sprinter Jodie Williams stands out in the world of athletics. We chat to the two-time Olympian about running, fashion and why she is lending an ear to support others

Power Is The Word

Chloe Whylie is known as a weightlifter and spoken-word artist but she’s about to add further strings to her bow. The world of rugby now awaits for this gifted and motivated woman. Glorious investigates…

Brazil To The World

Jumping out of a plane at 9,000 feet on a skateboard is all in a day's work for professional skater Leticia Bufoni. Glorious meets the Brazilian Olympian to chat childhood, freedom and flying

Female Bikesmiths

A history of bike builders: past, present and future. We speak to the women breaking the mould by welding bespoke frames

Rocking The Boat

When you think of a rower, the chances are you think of a posh, white male. We meet Londoner Vwairé Obukohwo who's on a mission to change this perception, and we sit down to chat about balancing studies with rowing, mentorship and Nicki Minaj!

Vertical Views

Respecting the dedication of the athletes and telling their story is what drives photographer Ilanna Barkusky. The Canadian-born artist, now living in LA, talks to Glorious about her work

Court In Action

More accustomed to fashion shoots, ace photographer Radka Leimeritz turned her lens to capturing tennis stars in a stylish new way and her collections of portraits and tennis locations are a gift to the sport she loves

Backstage Ballet

Performing the role of Odette in Swan Lake is a dream come true for professional ballerina Claire Calvert. Photographer Flore Diamant captured Claire's backstage rehearsals, and here the pair discuss their love of dance from every angle

Eco-Fitness

Everyone wants to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, right?
We speak to sustainability graduate Holly Ragan who’s given us her top 5 tips to make your workout more sustainable and that doesn’t break the bank!

Jumping London

“I always want people to be able to see horses, and to be able to get into the sport.” Tilly Berendt joins British international showjumper Jodie Hall McAteer for a hack through Hyde Park to find out about Jodie's lifestyle and what it takes to compete with the world’s best

Cheerleaders: Changing The Chant

For too long the cheerleader has been regarded as a ditzy, sexualised, female figure of fun. Glorious takes a peek at the history of cheerleading and declares it’s time for positive change

Slope Sound

It's hard to imagine hurtling down a ski slope without eyesight, but that's exactly what Austrian skier Carina Edlinger does. In her own words, Carina details how she has found ways to overcome her disabilities to help her win and – more importantly – find happiness in life

Glorious Gifts

‘Tis the season for giving! Glorious has done the hard work for you and curated a guide of the best things to give to the active people in your life this Christmas!

Rodeo Queen

Photographer Chris Scott Snyder wanted to capture a series of work on rodeos; this took her on a steep learning curve, getting to know its people, customs and passions. Here she talks about that experience, and what lead her to this point

Running ‘Sub 3’

Only four per cent of all marathon runners manage to break three hours – Erica Stanley-Dottin is one of them. We asked her what making ‘the List’ really means – and discovered how running is nothing without community

Tradition With A Twist

Vietnamese photographer Chiron Duong’s work is all about emotion: love for his country, its food, its people. And his project, on the Ao Dai national costume, gives us an insight into his world

Fast Lane In Focus

Joe Hale is always on the move, whether running for fun, or chasing around a stadium to photograph the world’s leading athletes in his own unique way

Black Friday

Black Friday is upon us! Whether you’re starting your Christmas shopping, or looking to treat yourself, we’ve hunted down the best deals this season that are perfect for the active woman

Defying The Odds

“I knew it would be tough: sharks, wind, currents, swell.” In her own words, Lauren Tischendorf explains the inspiration behind her history-making swim

This Fan Girl

We talk to This Fan Girl co-founder Amy Drucquer about changing the portrayal of female football fans and the platform’s latest campaign to provide a better experience for women watching football in pubs

Women In Focus

“Sometimes, people don’t take you seriously when you are shooting with an iPhone.” Award-winning photographer Luisa Dorr talks about her photographic work, and how she centres women in the frame

Brad's Eye View

We speak to photographer Brad Walls about his new book, Pools From Above, and his amazing skill to develop beautiful, symmetrical drone photography with female athletes taking centre stage

Rapid Response

Bandits, haircuts, sexism and a lot of capsizing. Darcy Gaechter’s journey from newbie to world-class expedition kayaker changed the sport forever

Run Your City

If it weren’t for running and a love of croissants, photographer Tekla Szőcs would never have crossed paths with Samantha Dong. Tekla tells the story of how they connected, the New York City running scene, and the importance of community and friendship

Positive Ageing

If you view cheerleaders as young, enthusiastic women, then think again! We meet the inspirational Sun City Poms, a retiree cheerleading troupe from Arizona who subvert the perceptions of ageing

Sport Vs Hair

Rugby player Simi Pam was left with no choice but to cut off her hair. In Simi’s own words she raises the important issue that Black women face, and how their hair will often deter them from playing sport

Snow Heroes

French photographer Jérôme Tanon’s stylish, analogue portraits on the slopes shift women to the centre of snowboarding’s story

Take It To The Top

The word ‘Cholita’ had previously been used as a derogatory nickname for the Aymara women of Bolivia. Todd Antony photographs a marginalised female tribe of climbers fighting back in their own way – and reclaiming the word

A Land For Everyone

On Scotland’s Highland hills, Hannah Bailey and Lyndsay McLaren skateboarded like no one had ever done before, breaking stereotypes, barriers and expectations along the way, that not only exist within skate culture, but the outdoors too

Food Fitness Flora

Flora Beverley, aka Food Fitness Flora, knows the effects of a bad relationship with food, but those times are long gone, and she now channels her energy into helping others lead a healthier lifestyle, as well as training for her next ultramarathon

Marine Dreams

Lexi Laine uses her skill as a freediver to create photographs that focus on women and the beauty of the oceans that are affected by climate change. We talked to her about her work and what inspires her

Good Times Roll

“Skating is about freedom… and being able to express yourself through music.” Documentary photographer Debby Besford talks about artistic roller skating and keeping those times alive through her work

On The Mat With Kat

“I felt the pressure that social media presents of the perfect pretzel yogi.” This was Kat Pither’s first impression of the yoga scene, so she set out on a mission to create an inclusive and comfortable space for others to feel connected through yoga

Descending Deep

Ruth Osborn swapped a career in the public sector for a life in Ibiza to follow her love of water, which led her to become one of the UK's best freedivers

Period Power

“I can utilise the hormones that are working for me at the time.” Jessica Ennis-Hill and Dr Emma Ross on their period-planning app that helps you get the best out of every stage of your cycle

Switching Lanes

“It’s the most hilarious thing when I tell people I'm a professional electric scooter racer. They’re just like, ‘What? That’s so crazy.” Model and adrenaline junkie Jordan Rand enthuses about her next big sporting craze

Raise The Bar

A documentary film, Raise The Bar, shows how an Icelandic girls’ basketball team and their unconventional coach makes a stand against gender parity

Women On The Air

It’s not always an easy journey but many British women, often former athletes, are taking over as sport presenters, commentators and pundits. We discover what the journey is like for Jacqui Oatley, Jeanette Kwakye, Eilidh Barbour and Iona Stephen

Meet The First

Moon boots, elitist skiers and men-only contests. Tina Basich revolutionised snowboarding by breaking the mould so others could follow in her footsteps

Bright Ideas

Illustrator Matt Munday creates work that celebrates the beauty and joy of movement. And, as he tells Glorious, “If I can put a smile on a few faces, then it’s definitely worth doing.”

Fighting Back

“I crossed the finish line as an athlete, not a cancer patient.” In her own words, GB coxswain Erin Kennedy tells us why breast cancer won’t define her, and how she wants to raise awareness to help others

Badass Runners

Ditch the diet culture and run for joy. That is how Kelly Roberts approaches running with the Badass Lady Gang, a community she founded that gives women a safe haven in the fitness space

Power Paintings

Jansson Stegner’s distinctive work focuses on strong female athletes. Intrigued by their power and strength, Glorious talks to the artist about his style and inspiration

Life By The Horns

“We were very lucky to be gifted with the philosophy that everything is achievable.” Annika and Jessica Horn, daughters of renowned explorer Mike Horn, talk about how he shaped their mindset – and now they strive to empower women everywhere

Shooting The Stars

“I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve asked an Olympian if they’re okay with another take, just to remember their entire careers are built around practising and repeating the amazing things they do.” Tom Watkins on capturing the perfect portrait

Hoops on Deck

From circus academy to spinning for a living on the ocean wave, hula hoop and balance artist Jess Mews talks us through her fascinating journey

Riding High

Cycle fan Claudia Bixer shares her immense enthusiasm of the Peloton experience and interviews some of their superstar instructors

In Full Flow

Who says sports venues can’t be beautiful? Not Lois O’Hara, the artist using her design talents to breathe new life into public spaces

Goal Click

“Football means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But it always means something.” Glorious meets Goal Click, the organisation championing female storytellers and connecting the world through the power of football

It's Time For PUMA300

We go behind the scenes with our women-led crew to show how movements were captured that truly define the number 300 and how these will encourage more women to get moving

Digital Detox

Are you a doomscroller or joyscroller? Athletes Lina Nielsen and Samantha Kinghorn talk about the effects of mobile phones and social media – and how their lives have been energised by movement

Making Moves

Give keepie-uppies, skipping and skateboarding a try! That’s what Thea Kyvåg, Sarah Louise and Danni Gallacher do to keep moving. They tell us their story, what inspires them to move, and why the number 300 is so significant for people’s wellbeing

Manchester Movers

“We know how easy it is to get into a scroll hole," say two PUMA employees about the overuse of mobile phones. Glorious heads to Manchester to find out how they kick a scrolling habit

Bower Power

Detective by day, boxing trailblazer by night and then some. We talk to Rachel Bower about her love of the sport, how boxing improves lives and why she would like to coach England footballer Leah Williamson for a bout

Fireball!

When she’s not bringing the firepower with Harlequins or Scotland Rugby, Jade Konkel is fighting the blaze with the London Fire Brigade – and she wouldn’t change it for the world

Saddle Up

A series on the rise of Black women in rodeo. Meet the American photographer who is showcasing an unseen side of Western culture

Sub-Zero Heroes

Bubbling hot tubs are the last thing on these women’s minds – they’re all about sub-zero dips in near-frozen lakes. Glorious finds out what motivates them to go to such extremes

Theatre Of Sport

“I am keen on capturing sports that involve a level of staging and dress up in order for the athlete to perform a theatrical spectacle.” We talk to photographer Rachel Louise Brown

High-Flyer!

Kitesurfer Josie West knows about confidence. We chat to her about sport, female empowerment and her social enterprise She Flies to find out her secrets of success

Under The Surface

“Why shouldn’t women train their muscles? Why are women supposed to look weak?” Photographer Martin Schoeller captures the strength and dedication of women bodybuilders

The Horse Whisperer

Horse trainer extraordinaire Julia Williamson shares her passion for horses and how best to rehabilitate and connect with them to form a wonderful horse-human relationship

Understanding RED-S

“This condition can cause long-term and devastating damage to your physical and mental health.” Cross-country runner Pippa Woolven talks about RED-S, her recovery and how she’s educating women about it

Women On Board

Documentary directors Joya Berrow and Lucy Jane make an impact with their dramatic short films. Surf Girls Jamaica is one such tale. We talked to the couple about their work and what drives them

Comfort’s Angels

“I want to create a safe space where women… can be empowered through football.” Coach Comfort Etim tackles a crisis in her community through her own team of Angels in Liverpool

Being Your Best

Can tech really help us upgrade our health and wellbeing? Even if you haven’t heard of the term "biohacking" before, you’ve probably encountered a version of it. Glorious investigates the science (and art) behind some of the ways we’re controlling our health

Rapha Women’s 100

The Rapha Women’s 100 is back, and bigger than ever. Cyclist Lindsey Walker tells us what life on two wheels means to her and how the W100 is all about celebrating women in cycling and going the distance together

Curve Catwalk

“I want to see more plus-size bodies in a joyful state.” Trina Nicole’s dance platform is accomplishing much more than she imagined. We talk to The Curve Catwalk founder about her plans

Art Of Contortion

"I learned that contortionism is one of the oldest physical art forms." Fascinated by contortionists, fine-art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten tells Glorious how her series came to life

Stunt Sisters

From martial arts world titles to acting as stunt doubles in Hollywood blockbusters, when it comes to combat sports, the Bruce sisters have done it all, but they still have a lot of fight left

Slope Style

“We were the only Black girls on the mountain,” says Wenona Barnieh about her first ski trip. Now she and four friends run travel group Mount Noire to help others head for the slopes

Double Life

“I’m not one of each, I’m a bit of everything.” Muay Thai champion Annabelle Gely on identity, motherhood and seeking joy above all else

Bizarre Reflections

Michele Poirier Mozzone's series 'Fractured Light' is an example of how she loves to explore the human body and areas of pure abstraction to create extraordinary underwater paintings

Run The Impossible

“I’ve woken up in ditches and had no idea which direction I had come from or how long I’d been there.” Ultra-trail runner Stephanie Case on running into the unknown and her mission to support Afghan women and girls through sport

Golden Bars!

Fresh off the back of a history-making title, British gymnast Georgia-Mae Fenton on getting into the zone listening to hip-hop or rap music and what it takes to win gold

Fighting Fit

With benefits for mental and physical fitness, and protection against rising crime, martial arts is experiencing an upsurge in popularity. Glorious talks to girls at school in Kashmir in India to find out more about the current trend

New Heights

Being a plus-sized woman had held back Emmie Harrison-West but rock climbing gave her a confidence and optimism that changed her view of sport, her body and her life

Water Wonder

Unlike others her age, kayaker Pam Phillips refuses to disappear from public view. Here we talk to her about finding this adventure sport later in life

A Mermaid’s Tale!

Laura Evans, aka the St Ives Mermaid, gives us a fascinating insight into her working life and why she will never leave her hometown to mermaid elsewhere

Run To Extremes

Breaking records and conquering mountains is commonplace for lawyer turned ultramarathon athlete Fernanda Maciel. We find out what drives her constant appetite for endurance sports

Art On Wheels

Kayla Buium’s distinctive, colourful street art gained extra traction when she discovered roller skating; we discover how her two passions collide

Pole Position

Dan Burn-Forti talks Glorious through his photography series showcasing the athletes competing at the World Pole Sports Championships

Tour de France Femmes

Amy Sedghi joins British cycling team Le Col-Wahoo to discover what it takes to compete at the highest level in the iconic Tour de France Femmes race

TOMME

From a 9-5 job to following her dream, Kelly Gunner talks us through the journey that led her to establish streetwear brand TOMME and her one-of-kind basketball handbags that pay homage to the sport she loves

Pitch Mayhem

Ducks, dives and Dionysian chaos. American photographer Pelle Cass' composite pictures distil all the excitement of athletic events into single, tumultuous tableaus

The Ultimate Cowgirl

A love of horsemanship and telling stories has morphed into a captivating career for videographer Emmie Sperandeo, who now travels the world to film life on a ranch

“I’m A Convert”

Emily Spiller had no interest whatsoever in women’s football, but the Women’s Euros have opened her eyes to the beautiful game and she explains how she became hooked and why her support won’t stop

Driving Force

After Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop was killed by her husband, fellow female athletes decided to act. Forming a platform, the Women’s Athletic Alliance, they raise awareness and help others move forward

Packing A Punch

“Best night of my life, hands down.” From boxing for fun to stepping into the ring for her first competitive fight, Fran Reali tells us about her amazing boxing journey

Growing Strong

A Glorious film features women of all ages and backgrounds at London’s Fighting Arts Academy. Here’s why Mixed Martial Arts is for everyone

Art Of Solitude

Norwegian contemporary artist and photographer Anja Niemi on the empowering effect of embodying a different version of ourselves

Jeff’s Gold Rush

“I’m friends with a lot of the athletes, and I recognise and understand the different moments they go through.” Photographer Jeff Cohen talks about his intimate and powerful shots of the stars of track and field

Run Like A Mum

Bristol-based mum and founder of This Mum Runs, Mel Bound is helping women from all walks of life to get active by putting the joy back into running

A Reel Good Time

England Ladies Carp Team Manager Bev Clifford on her love of the sport and why more women than ever are learning to fish

Mária Švarbová

Minimalism, the mundane and a meticulous eye. We speak to the photographer about mining the past and present to architect awe-inspiring sporting scenes

Water World

Record-breaking freediver Alenka Artnik and underwater photographer Daan Verhoeven work in symmetry: we discover her passion for the sport and how those deepwater skills are captured

Athena Skates

“When boys and girls support each other that’s when the magic happens.” The women taking up space with a Greek roller skating revolution

Football Fanatic

The Women's Euros has kicked off football fever. Singer, songwriter and passionate footballer Chelcee Grimes tells us what the game means to her and how much she owes to the female players of 1895

Fast Lane Fashion

Blurring the line between fashion and sport, Dina Asher-Smith, the fastest British sprinter in history, talks to us about the transformative power of clothes and the confidence they bring

Meet the First

Julie Krone cheated death to become one of the world’s most celebrated Thoroughbred jockeys. Here she tells us about entering a man’s world, injuries, comebacks and triumphs, and how being a mother means more to her than anything

Riding A New Wave

Rhonda Harper accidentally found a surf school in Dakar. Now the Californian has made it her home, plans for a bigger and better school and is helping empower local girls for whom surfing was always ‘for the boys’

Goal Power!

Football is never just a game. We talk to Jody East, the curator of a new exhibition that will inspire fans and non-fans alike with historic and contemporary stories of football as a vehicle for self-empowerment and social change

Skipping With Sarah

Skipping superstar Sarah Louise, otherwise known as @skippingwithsarah, talks about her passion for jump rope, why she maintains it can help anyone who is not your typical workout fan and her exciting new collaboration with Maaree

Serving The Stars

The Williams sisters are tennis greats. But off the court, a lesser known figure has been there all the way for this pair and other champions, so what is the Rick Macci way of coaching?

Upward Cat

Bringing warmth and a distinctly human touch, yoga teacher Cat Meffan has amassed a legion of fans. We chat about her Soul​​ Sanctuary channel and life beyond the mat

Gender Play Gap

Women’s rugby gets serious as the big brands move in. Four players talk sponsorship, social media and getting set up for life

Waves For All

“The clothing was stopping (women) from enjoying the activity they wanted to do.” Irish surfer Easkey Britton talks about the new Seasuit she helped create with Finisterre; a culturally appropriate outfit which offers freedom to women who wish to surf and swim

Mermaid Life

Glorious meets the fascinating women of Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida to find out what it takes to become a professional mermaid

Sotogrande

Representing luxury, rebelliousness and a taste for the unexpected, renowned swimwear designer Dolores Cortes makes a splash at Sotogrande’s stylish hotel

Bend It Like Kate

Is there nothing Bendy Kate can't do? We meet and film the pole professional to discuss her business, motherhood, and encouraging new talent to this skilled and tough sport

Top GRRRL

Addiction, trauma, powerlifting, muscles and overwhelming positivity… Kortney Olson is a true force of nature and a refreshingly open book! We speak to Kortney about changing the female fitness landscape for good

Surf’s Up

After an epiphany in the waters of Cornwall, Kylie Griffiths fell in love with surfing. Now she’s created London Girls Surf Club, a movement to help other women experience the exhilaration and freedom of life on the waves

Ahead Of Her Time

Charlotte Perriand is the trailblazing architect behind the iconic Les Arcs resort in France. We find out why she has yet to become the household name she deserves, despite her work and influence being found everywhere.

Strike A Chord

Singer Olivia Dean discusses the powerful emotional connection between football and family, women’s confidence around sports, and why summer is all about rounders in the park

Jumping For Joy

Born into a horse-mad family, Helen Cruden also inherited the gene. As a renowned showjumper and equine photographer, she chats to us about the symbiotic relationship and where she’s headed next

Stepping Out

“I was excited by the challenge of bringing to life something that no one had ever seen before.” Bronwen Foster-Butler, chief marketing officer for cult boot brand VOYLOK, chats about her life and tells us why the natural footwear is perfect for the great outdoors

Scotland's Rose

Gender play and accolades: “Once upon a time, there was a little girl in Scotland, who was actually a little boy.” We chat to Rose Reilly, whose determination has taken her far in women’s football

Fearless In Finland

Icy tracks and scary skids are no problem for Finland’s new breed of female rally drivers. We find out what it’s like to race with the country’s young drivers

The Girl On A Bike

Pushing the sport to the extreme, Vanessa Ruck’s love of motorbikes and tough races is taking her all over the world. We chat to her about Harleys, happiness and where she’s off to next

Get Your Kicks

Sneaker culture is big business and someone who knows all about that is Shernay La Touche. The industry insider reveals how she’s helping women get a fair share of the male-dominated industry

Older And Bolder!

Fretting about getting older? Two work colleagues set about redefining the ageing process with their website Bolder and a book that celebrates older people still living their best – and sportiest – lives

The Drummies: Pom-poms And Pride

Photographer Alice Mann discusses her book, Drummies, which chronicles the extraordinary discipline of the drum majorettes – synchronised teams of pom-pom wielding performers

Fair Play

London-based Brockwell United is a force for good, having created an inclusive and friendly environment for its football team. Now celebrating five years with a brand-new kit, we chat to a few of the players to find out why this club is proving so popular

Sisterhood Synchro

The evolution of synchronised swimming. We meet three teams across the world who all have something unique to offer

Making Waves

We meet social media surfing star Elizabeth Sneed aka CurvySurferGirl, who is using her influence to spread a message of body positivity to encourage more women to get on board!

Paris-Roubaix Femmes

We talk to photographers Jojo Harper and Ashley Gruber and find out the lengths they go to in order to get their coveted shots of the notoriously tough Paris-Roubaix Femmes cycling race

Taking The Fast Track

Balance is the name of the game: we talk to hurdling's rising superstar Liz Clay about balancing tough training sessions with beach and cafe life on the Gold Coast

Nice Try!

The game may have some tough moments but that’s of no concern to the droves of women signing up to play rugby. We talk to a team in Bristol that is leading the way, to find out what’s behind its popularity

Face Facts

Believing that exercises for the face are as important as those for the body, Inge Theron’s FaceGym is changing the beauty landscape

Golden Goalie

What’s her secret: determination and talent or her pair of lucky socks? We chat to hockey player Maddie Hinch about the Olympics, her career and that essential kitbag item

Meet The First

Californian daredevil Dottie Frazier’s love of scuba diving meant that she had to break into a man’s world. We explore the life and achievements of the adventurer and heroine of the deep

Modern Morris

Not just hankies and bells: we explore a modern, new form of morris dancing with Alex Merry, founder of troupe Boss Morris

Unlocked: Making Moves For Change

“I’m around the right team here”. Athletes are fired up about Unlocked: we talk to a handful of those taking part about what the Women’s Sport Trust programme can do for them and women’s sport

Iconic Sportswear

Retro days are here again: we chart the history of ellesse, the iconic brand that brought sportswear chic to the street

Advantage Keys

Tennis star Madison Keys is using her position for a greater good: to spread a message of kindness and banish social media trolls forever

Riding High

“I look at the photo I just took and think how can I make that better?” Going the extra mile is what drives Erin Gilmore to find the perfect shot. The equestrian sports photographer is behind some of the most striking images of eventing moments

Alter Ego

Pharmacist by day, lacrosse player by night, Maeve McKenny knows about balancing her time: “To decompress from work and the stresses of life, ‘lacrosse Maeve’ likes to crack a few jokes”

Ice Ice Baby!

“I was dressed as a ‘hairy Highlander’, which seemed like a great idea until I nearly drowned trying to swim in a kilt!” Fearless cold water swimmer Gilly McArthur chats about her love of icy dips and why she thinks more of us should be doing it

Circle of Hope

Power to the hoop. We speak to Eshna Kutty, a viral social media star about uplifting India with the simplest of sports

Party On The Pistes

From ellesse models to Love Island stars, Tomorrowland is a mecca for lovers of snow and DJ sounds. Amy Sedghi heads to the French Alps to find out what the coolest festival has to offer

Barry’s Supermums

Juggling work, motherhood, and getting back into shape is never easy. We talk to three of Barry’s top trainers about their balancing act and advice on how to keep it real

Driving Forward

“If you can swing in it, and it looks relatively tidy, then you can wear it.” Nicola Bennett and Lauren Prince are two women who are shaking up the golfing scene. We talk to them about bringing style and fun to a traditional sport

Scummy Mum!

From wine in a mug to making it through a marathon, comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson do fitness in their own unique way, inspiring thousands in the process

Summit Success

Finding they were being treated unfairly compared to their male climbers, one group of women started their own club, which is still breaking boundaries over 100 years on

Need For Speed

“Initially, I was just worried that it was going to be another gimmick,” says racing driver Abbie Eaton about the W Series. Instead the new female-friendly races gave her good results and helped her on the path to success

Below-Zero Hero

“I work with the water, not against it.” Manhattan’s famed ice swimmer Jaimie Monahan talks about her attitude to swimming, and why it works for her 

Coded Art

Ballet lover Wendy Yu became a street artist, using creative coding to devise her mesmerising projects. Glorious talks to the multi-tasker about how she works

Pump It Up!

Music and exercise go hand in hand, so give your workout that extra boost with the help of the Glorious playlists. Our work-it-up, cool- it-down mix will keep you going, every step of the way

Summer of Love

Is the summer of love making a comeback? We speak to LA skateboarding crew GRLSWIRL whose style may evoke the 70s, but whose values remain timeless

Redefining Rugby

Alejandra Carles-Tolra discusses her images of tenacious women’s rugby players who are tackling homophobia head-on

Ripple Effect

We speak to US designer Alex Proba about pivoting to tantalizing swimming pools: “My work is a celebration of colour and pattern.”

Polo Pomp

The rise of polo as a people’s sport. Glorious and photographer Coco Capitán spend a day with the best female players in the world

Helpful Or Hype?

The CBD industry is booming. Advertised as providing relief for anxiety, chronic pain and insomnia, CBD appears to reap major health benefits. Glorious set out to discover if it actually works and is it safe for athletes?

Picture This

In another instalment of our Polaroid photograph series, we asked Lois O’Hara, superstar artist and designer to get snapping her favourite daily moments

Fast Friends

Two friends and two Guinness World Records. Turns out camaraderie is the real secret to becoming the fastest human on a bike

Fast Track

How a London sprint club is celebrating speed. Meet the trailblazing women devoted to reframing this type of running with an inclusive approach

Witches Of Brew

Brewing up a storm in the tea market: we meet two women behind the new wellness brand that plans to leave coffee in the shade

Jump To The Beat

Marina Correia describes the euphoria of longboard dancing: “I have developed a kind of unconditional love for the sport. It’s an art and a way of life.”

Going For It

“I am a work in progress.” In her own words, Paralympic athlete Hannah Cockroft recounts the highlights, lowlights and life lessons of a fruitful career

Trash Transformer

Glorious meets Nicole Mclaughlin and discovers there are no limits for the sustainably conscious designer!

Maestros Of Motivation

Peloton instructors know how to help you reach your goals – we discover how they stay motivated

Fight Club

Model, photographer and writer Laura Bailey discusses her passion for boxing, and how the sport can empower women, strengthen communities and change lives

My Life’s Essentials

Champion of women’s sport and drummer in the band Sports Team, Al Greenwood captures her favourite items on Polaroid

The All-Rounders

The Glorious team head to West Yorkshire to play ball with the empowered South Asian women and girls taking the rounders world by storm

Ballet Body

Is the archaic ballet world finally opening up to those offering something different to the traditional image? We ask the experts

Winning Mindset

Niamh Emerson used her strength, focus and psychology studies to power through three months of rehab. Here’s how she turned things around

Double Vision

Olympic-standard hockey training while studying for a law degree presented challenges for Georgie Twigg. But the gold medallist – and lawyer – made it work

Talent Unlocked

How a new programme from our charity partner The Women’s Sport Trust is giving athletes the confidence to make real change and drive our mission forward

Still Going Strong

Although relatively late to the CrossFit party, former world champion Samantha ‘The Engine’ Briggs is still proving age is no limit to achieving big things

Symmetry And Grace

The Glorious team speak to the award-winning photographer Milos Nejezchleb about his fascination with the symmetry and grace of women’s sport

Sista Skate

The roller skating collective Sista Skate celebrating Black joy. We speak to the founder, Kamry James, about healing through movement, her favourite disco tracks and tips for beginners

Taking The Plunge

The ritual of a freshwater dip is healing for many. We speak to Wonderful Wild Women about community, courage and braving the cold

Into The Wild

Polaroid series: Author and travel blogger Sian Lewis talks us through her outdoors essentials and the stories they hold

Grand Designs

How celebrated London artist Kelly Anna drew inspiration from her own sporting background and the physicality of the female form to define her work

Talent Transformed

Through the Women’s Sport Trust’s Unlocked programme, female athletes have excelled beyond their sporting arena to become advocates for change

Revving Up

The all-female motorbike collective reinventing the family day out by taking their kids to the dirt tracks

Future World

Exploring the performance of identity, this artist’s pastel-hued paintings of young Black gymnasts are manifestations for a future world

Sea Change

Writer and experienced surfer Sophie Hellyer speaks to the adaptive surf champion about accepting disability and advocating for equality

Pride And Passion

With the 2021 Solheim Cup all set to tee off next week, player Azahara Munoz shares her playlist and offers up why the biggest team event in women’s professional golf is also the best

Under Their Spell

A fascinating new film documents the dedication and prowess of the Japanese volleyball team, whose 1964 Olympic Gold changed the perception of women’s sport forever

Pedal Power

We speak to Juliana Rudell Di Simone, Director of tokyobike, who is on a mission to empower more women to feel freedom on two wheels

Rhythm And Flow

Forget bright studios and gentle music – The Rogue Room offers a new type of yoga, that’s half calming meditation, half DJ-led euphoria. Rosie Hewitson heads to fabric to try it for herself...

Ready Set Go

Polaroid series: Cyclist and podcast host Jools Walker talks us through her sport essentials and the stories they hold

Altered Images

Artist and illustrator Joe Cruz tells Glorious about his inspirations, his passions, and how art can help to reframe women in sport

Longboard Dancer

How longboard dancing is picking up momentum around the world. Instagram star Giulia Alfeo takes us to her favourite skate spots in Berlin and offers her insights