Anya Alvarez, The Guardian

Anya Alvarez

The Guardian

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Anya:

225 miles and 100 parks: one woman's epic hike around New York City

Liz Thomas held the speed record for the legendary Appalachian Trail. But she also wanted to show why walking in our cities is important for our well-being → Read More

Hank Haney's racist and sexist comments were unsurprising in the world of golf

Women’s golf is full of brilliant athletes from a huge variety of backgrounds. It can be tough to find out more about their stories though → Read More

I thought the main issue in women's sports was equal pay. I was wrong

We are told female athletes are paid less than men because they generate less money. But that will always be the case if women’s sports aren’t marketed properly → Read More

How women are leading golf out of its hidebound past ... again

A younger of generation of players is helping the LPGA find a voice for change. But the organization has a history as a force for progress → Read More

Girls should not pay the price when boys are too uncomfortable to play

A Colorado wrestler’s decision to forfeit a state tournament match rather than compete against a girl exposes the need for gender equity in high school sports → Read More

Life as a black professional golfer: 'It can be an intimidating environment'

As Black History Month comes to an end, Anya Alvarez asks four African American golfers how much progress the sport has made → Read More

Fifty seconds for a one-foot putt: Is slow play killing golf?

JB Holmes frustrated fans and fellow pros with a five-and-a-half hour round on Sunday. Many believe slow play is affecting the growth of the game → Read More

Male golfers happily took Saudi money. Female players may think twice

Saudi Arabia plans to host a tournament for female golfers but athletes may have qualms about a country in which women are second-class citizens → Read More

There are far better female NFL head coaching candidates than Condoleezza Rice

The former US Secretary of State has been linked to the Cleveland Browns job. The story highlights important issues within professional sports → Read More

Naomi Osaka's $8.5m Adidas deal shows being a female athlete can pay

Brands are beginning to come round to the idea that female sports can pull in huge audiences and plenty of potential customers → Read More

Elena Delle Donne: 'It took my wife to help me be myself'

The WNBA star overcame injury to lead the Washington Mystics to the finals. And she credits a happy home life for her success → Read More

Alizé Cornet showed the most dangerous thing in sport is a woman's body

The recent incidents over how female players should dress at tournaments, exposes wider issues about how women express themselves → Read More

Why Brittany Lincicome believes playing on the PGA is more than a gimmick

The American is up against male golfers at the Barbasol Championship this week, and she hopes she can inspire more girls to take up the game → Read More

Golf is a hard sport to be out in. The LPGA didn't make it easier for me

The women’s tour’s deafening silence during Pride Month exemplifies why many pro golfers don’t feel comfortable being out. I would know → Read More

The NCAA must end their silence on sexual violence in college sports

As conferences take steps to combat sexual violence in college sports, the NCAA’s silence is an abdication of their responsibility to protect women → Read More

Liberty's end: how a great New York team was banished to the suburbs

The New York Liberty are one of the WNBA’s most popular teams. So why have they been kicked out of Madison Square Garden to play in the suburbs? → Read More

Lucas Glover and the heavy burdens of professional golf

The arrest of the former US Open champion’s wife on domestic violence charges reminded me of the pressures I felt to earn a living on the pro tour → Read More

Women's sports can't afford to bench men in the gender-equity fight

The SheIs alliance is a nice idea, but it’s a version of empowerment that puts the onus on women to change the landscape without holding men accountable → Read More

Should female athletes sue the networks for equal coverage?

Women are conditioned to accept what’s given to them and female athletes are no exception. It’s time for a change → Read More

An amateur event at Augusta is a good start, but women's golf deserves more

The just-announced women’s amateur tournament at Augusta is a milestone for women’s golf, but I’ll admit it: I want more → Read More