Global – New platform Glorious showcases women in sport through a more creative editorial lens, breaking free from the statistical nature of traditional athletic media.
The platform will feature articles and podcasts that explore the lifestyles and stories attached to world of women's sport. Embracing wider athletic culture, Glorious will also spotlight often overlooked sports such as skateboarding, cliff diving and dance. ‘Traditional sports coverage can be quite dry, there’s a lot of numbers and statistics,’ explains Alison Root, the platform’s editorial director. 'With Glorious, everything will be done through the lens of art and culture because so much of that, like fashion and music, is intrinsically linked to sport.'
As it seeks to elevate and celebrate women in sport, Glorious plans to launch a merchandise line that mirrors its visual identity. In future, it also aims to diversify its audience by encouraging all sports fans to join its readership regardless of gender.
In a similar vein, our microtrend Street Sport Rebels explores how women around the world are taking to unusual sports as a means of gender activism.