Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo
Go Hard Girls is a podcast spearheaded by Ceej Tantengco, sports reporter, on the PumaPodcast platform. It aims to tell the stories of female Filipino athletes who often receive a fraction of the support and recognition that their male counterparts enjoy.
“I heard how UAAP champions almost didn’t play because the basketball camps when they were growing up were only for boys, how record-breaking teams don’t even have sponsorships for sports bras, how the average Filipino doesn’t know their names,” said Tantengco.
Unlike the usual sports talk show, Go Hard Girls combines creative storytelling and in-depth interviews. This may be seen in their first episode, which tells the story of 5-peat champion NU Lady Bulldogs.
While the team was able to bootstrap its production, they need help in funding the rest of the season. This makes a total of 10 episodes for the whole year.
“By mounting a successful crowdfunding campaign, we are communicating to the world that not only are these stories of Filipina athletes amazing, but that they are important, and that we as a community are willing to take up the cause ourselves so that these stories can be shared and hopefully inspire more women to become great athletes,” said Tantengco.
If you would like to support the project, click through here. You may also watch this video for more details: