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Mia Odeh--Author of 'Mia's Odyssey - Taking Back My Soul'
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About: Mia Odeh was born in Palestine, became a child bride at age 16, and was brought to Phoenix, Arizona by her husband. She endured years of abuse, bore five children, and was forced to move from Arizona to Qatar, back to Arizona, and eventually to Michigan. Despite the cruelties she suffered, Mia never stopped dreaming of a different life for herself and her children. After fleeing her abusive marriage, with the help of neighbors and police, Mia and her children found a new beginning. his came with many ups and downs, including a time of being homeless with five kids and pregnant with her sixth. With relentless tenacity, Mia worked hard to gain stability for her family, working low paying jobs and moving frequently. Eventually, with the generosity of a family that gave them a place to live, Mia was able to find some more solid footing.
M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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About: Sicily 'Sis' Jones is the only undefeated college athlete in the Amateur Fighting Association (AFA), but her spotless record is running her life. She’s living on pennies and nursing a debilitating injury. Her teammates have their share of struggles, too. Striker fights to support his struggling family. Rip has a secret. Cal harbors a grudge. Topping it off is their cut-throat coach who pushes them beyond their limits for the sake of his own career. It’s a new order in the world of college athletics. After a financial crisis, the AFA had to salvage its profits. Fighting became the only sport, a brilliant and violent solution to the economic collapse. But at what cost to the athletes? Sis and her teammates have made it through nearly four years together at their little second-tier university. But all bets are off when the AFA puts Sis against one of her own.
 

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07/04/2022
The Impacts of Conference Realignment on College Athletes M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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06/23/2022
What FINA Gets Wrong in its New Trans Athlete Participation Policy M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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Are Trans Athletes Really Threats To Women’s Sports? Five Arguments For Trans Inclusion From a Former D1 Athlete M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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Bribing College Athletes is Old News M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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The NCAA is Telling on Itself M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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What is WNBA Star, Brittney Griner Doing in Russia? M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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As Seen in Sportico: “Title IX is 50, but Women’s Sports Still Get Less Than 50% of Resources” M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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On Lia Thomas and Trans Athlete Participation in Women’s Elite Sports M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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The NCAA is a Dystopia: Why I Wrote “Surviving the Second Tier” M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier
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The Adults in the Room M.K. Lever -- Author of Surviving the Second Tier




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