How has Title IX changed your life?
Share your story about Title IX
Title IX isn't just some dusty legislation. It is a milestone Congressional act that changed the lives of millions of American women. As we prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre on June 23, we want to hear from you. Share your stories with others. Tell us how Title IX changed your life - and the lives of those around you. Please use the form below to share your story on our Title IX Facebook page and on this Title IX Oceanside Event website. Your stories will give power and meaning to this joyful celebration of women's achievement in sports and life. Share your story so others can be empowered to reach their full potential.
How did Title IX change your life?
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Read the views on women's running of Dr. George Sheehan, the late running philosopher who gave voice to the running boom of the 1960s and '70s. Read his essay.
I am a 1980 Graduate of UCSB and I don't think that this would have happened had it not been for Title IX. In 1978, I had just completed 2 years of Jr College, and I wanted to go to Santa Barbara to major in Oceanography. I had competed in a number of sports in High School, but I focused on Track & Field in College. I was competitive enough to earn a scholarship at UCSB that helped defray the total cost of attending. Had it not been for this financial assistance, I doubt I would have attended. I was the first person in my family of 10 to attend College, and I believe that this opportunity helped me set the bar for my younger siblings.
Now, 32 years later, I have 3 children, two of which who are in college. I am Vice President at Cardinal Health. My daughter also earned a scholarship (academic) and it was commensurate with her male peers. We have come a long way.
Sharing your stories about Title IX
"Sports pioneer helps women get fit, healthy" reads the headline from the feature in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read the story about the organizer of the Title IX event in Oceanside.