Awakening is a new website for women in martial arts. Founded in 2012, it provides a platform for female fighters to promote ourselves and a network through which to find and support each other. One of the ways that they’ve provided this is with the Global Female Martial Arts Register, where athletes can submit all their information for Awakening to build them their own profiles. They’ve now taken a step further with the Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards 2013.
The nominations were put forward by the public rather than being chosen by Awakening. This gave the female fight community even further opportunity to promote women who may have been previously unknown. Those nominations were then put into the categories you see now, although some submissions had to be excluded due to a lack of information available. This is an unfortunate issue, but something that Awakening are working to change. As they reach out to more and more women, it will be easier to discover new or previously unknown athletes. The categories include Female Fighter of the Year, Amateur Female Fighter of the Year, KO of the Year, Journalist of the Year and more.
Voting will close on January 1st, so please get your votes in as soon as possible and show your support for not only Awakening, but the women it is striving to empower and promote.Follow Awakening on Facebook.
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What a touching article. It’s such an amazing thing to us when people “get” what we’re trying to do. Thank you so much for such a well written article!
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