The story of Just like a girl as non-profit organization was first started by 15 yrs old Olivia Dey. Olivia was a victim of bully during her grade school days and had health issues. She started playing water polo at her teacher's recommendation, when she was 12 years old. The game changed her life completely. Not only she became physically strong, her self-esteem improved considerably under the guidance of her coaches. But while playing as the only female player in a team of boys, Olivia faced lots of resistance due to stereotypical mindset. She has been coaching for last two years as well and has been empowering children through sports. Soon she became an advocate of female sports. Olivia wants to share her life changing experience in sports with more girls like her and create a generation of stronger girls through sports.
Sports is the only world where men and women could be equal. We look forward to change the cultural of female sports and build a stronger future for our girls through this organization. We created a space for strong girls to call their own. This is a call to all girls of ages 8 to 18 to be a part of the movement: #justlikeagirlinsports
“Water Polo is the best thing that happened to me. I never knew there is so much power in sports and leadership that it can make someone so much stronger physically and mentally, in the shortest possible period. Apart from the difficulties I faced as a girl athlete, I have been blessed with some best coaches and leaders in this game, the experience of which I would like to share with other girls in my community through this organization.”