Feminist scholar/fighter L.A. Jennings has seen her share of gender bias in the competitive arena. Now a retired a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sanshou and MMA fighter, Jennings spends most of her time training both men and women at her Denver gym, Train. Fight. Win.
But she's also a scholar working on her Ph.D. in twentieth-century American literature.
At this Thursday's edition of Feminism & Co.: Full Contact at the MCA Denver, she will be discussing the intersections of these two very powerful forces in her own life. In advance of her speaking engagement, Jennings spoke with Westword about being a feminist fighter, and how she works to dispel the myth that women only want to fight for self-defense.
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