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Darrelyn Saloom

Darrelyn Saloom has published with Writer’s Digest, Tweetspeak Poetry, and She co-wrote Deirdre Gogarty’s boxing memoir My Call to the Ring (Glasnevin, 2012), but her pugilistic passions are confined to a keyboard.


What Is Feminism? by Darrelyn Saloom

December 4, 2012 | Essays

Editor’s note: The following post is part of a series in which a diverse range of women writers discuss their definition, idea, or experience of feminism. For more background, take a look at our Fall 2012 issue, which features “Bad Fe [...]

My Fight

Fall 2012 | Memoir

At the 2012 Olympic Games, boxing allowed female competitors for the first time. Katie Taylor of Ireland took a gold medal. She was inspired by pioneering Irish boxer and World Champion Deirdre Gogarty. This is the story of how a teenage Gogarty began her fierce ascent when it was still illegal for women to enter the ring.