Boxing the Shadow to Find the Light
In her late twenties, while a rising journalist, a reporting assignment about a boxing studio for at-risk youth turned into a life-transforming journey for Alicia Doyle, leading her to become one of a few hundred women competitive boxers in America, winner of several championship titles, and healer of self. Two decades after she put down her gloves, she writes of her transformation through boxing – how she shifted from being a cut-throat journalist to a reporter of good news stories; how she processed her buried rage and pain from a volatile childhood; and how she learned to address fear, triumph, anguish, and exhilaration both inside and outside the boxing ring. Boxing was both a welcome distraction from what she truly needed to confront (herself), she says, as well as a “catalyst for transformation" because the sport gave her a fighting chance to be strong to conquer her own fears. Read Full Bio »
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