“I just want to twirl around with the ribbon and dance my heart away!”
I used to say that when I was younger according to my mother after I watched a rhythmic gymnastics video. It’s interesting because sometimes I stumble on a video of Son Yeon Jae, a South Korean rhythmic gymnast, performing and still have that same line in mind. I do not have a background in sports and quite frankly do not know much about sports. I can name maybe 5 basketball players if I try very hard and maybe even a couple of different teams. I never sat down to really watch a game or match, but whenever I stumbled upon a video or flipped through the channel, I would be drawn to the game/match. There is something that intrigues me about sports. I really want to dive deeper into the meanings and relationships that the “sports world,” which I’m clearly not too familiar with, has with my life and how sports influences different aspects of my public sphere.
With all that being said, I would like to share a bit of information about myself. I am a Communications and Political Science double major. I picked this class, because I want to learn more about sports and how it affects my life both intentionally and unintentionally. I mainly chose this course in order to learn new things and also research more on rhythmic gymnastics because I have always been a fan of the sport!