The teenage girl clambered out of the pool, ready to accept victory. A champion swimmer for Anchorage's Dimond High School, she had crushed her competition in the meter freestyle during Friday night's meet with a rival from across town. The referee's call, which is now under investigation, has generated intense debate among Alaska's close-knit swim and dive community, and prompted a larger discussion about how female athletes' bodies are policed and scrutinized.
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Breckynn Willis, a year-old state champion swimmer for Dimond High School in Anchorage, emerged from the water after a dominating performance in the meter freestyle. However, as Rohde predicted, the disqualification became a hot topic in Anchorage and the Alaskan swim and dive community. Then, on Saturday, a woman who coached Willis when she was younger blogged about the incident in a Medium post, and it became national news.
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Model Barbie Ferriera is motivating other teens to be more comfortable with their bodies. A teen model is speaking out about keeping it real — and is quickly becoming a role model for young women who struggle with body image. The teen lingerie and apparel company famously stopped retouching its photos in Januaryand offers extended sizes. The message is striking a chord with girls and young women.