While Kendyl is out, Tara is joined by Nila Madison (recently Jusuf Nurkic’s gf on Twitter) to talk about how sports and being a fan can create community and opportunity.
Nila is a Portland Trail Blazer fan living in the Bay Area, a grad school student, a self-described Twitter troll and a contributor to The Relish, a female-centric sports platform where she was featured on the first episode of The Relish: Style Uniform. She embraces all these identities with gusto, seizes every chance to share her enthusiasm, and is a thoroughly enjoyable person.
1:30 What made you a sports fan?
4:15 Being a fan of an underdog
8:41 Covering the Championship Parade in Oakland for The Relish
11:25 Twitter as an entry point to NBA fandom
16:17 What kind of a fan are you?
18:30 Being a woman in a male dominated space
20:00 Building a welcoming space for women as sports fans no matter what they are interested in
23:00 What “elevating the voice of women” means for this podcast
27:00 Putting in the work to make a name for yourself in the fan community.
30:00 The story behind the Jusuf Nurkic GF Twitter handle
33:00 Exclusive story behind the Twitter name change
35:00 Rapid fire questions
40:40 Women in sports to admire this week (among others)
Women’s Hops And Talks (W.H.A.T.)
Join other #BlazersWHAT fans to watch a game together once a month. Next watch party is January 14 at McMenamins on Broadway when the Trail Blazers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Music used in the episode: "Happy Alley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License