For many years, women have been seen for their looks, but not for their athletic ability. Because of Title IX, women have been given a platform to display their talents through sports, and to be treated equally for it. It paved the way for women to compete at their highest potential, and to rise above the status quo. To me, being a college athlete has not only become a part of who I am, but it has increased my self-confidence,given me the will to fight back when things get difficult, and to believe in the impossible. When women participate in sports, it becomes a beautiful form of self-expression.