The Woman in the Arena

The Woman in the Arena*

“It is not the critic who counts;
not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but she who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends herself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that her place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Let’s all get in the arena,

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Missy Park

To be the first female anything takes courage, a willingness to risk, and a burning passion for your cause.

Tell us, what is your arena?


*with apologies and appreciation to Teddy Roosevelt


What Makes a Photo Shoot Title Nine Worthy?

T9 Fall Behind the Scenes

What makes a photo shoot Tine Nine worthy? We take bad ass outdoor photographers, add local, adventurous women as our “models,” then head off the beaten path to show you what our gear can do. We recently took our ragtag team to Bend, Lake Tahoe, and Moab to get some killer shots of our fall gear, wreak a little havoc, and have a whole lotta fun.



Getting Girls Off the Sidelines

thumbnail-2At Title Nine we are committed to helping girls and women get off the sidelines and onto the field. We know firsthand that the power of sports and teamwork can shape who we are, and who we grow to become. That’s why we are hosting Back to Sports Fridays this September. Shop at any of our Title Nine stores on Fridays in September and 9% of our sales will be donated to local girls’ or women’s sports teams.

During the month of August, we invited folks in our 23 retail regions to nominate their favorite amateur sports teams. Each store then had the fun-but-difficult job of reading all the nominees’ stories and choosing one winner per store. We were blown away by the amazing stories of female athletes, and the teams that have shaped them! Read on for just a few of the impressive athletes chosen by our stores:



It’s Time to Vote!

Our “models” are ordinary women capable of extraordinary things. When these adventurous gals join us on a photo shoot they are up for anything, and we end up with too many great images!

We need your help choosing which shots of these amazing women we should use. For just 24 hours we’re opening up the polls. Which one is your pick? (more…)