Jill Morley is an award-winning screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. Her feature documentary, Fight Like a Girl, is about women using boxing to fight their demons and empower themselves. In addition to her many award-winning screenplays and films, she is a contributing writer to periodicals like The Village Voice, Bust Magazine, and The New York Press, she is also a producer for radio documentaries, like NPR’s This American Life and The World. Her short stories and monologues are published in several anthologies and, aside from her prolific wiring and screen career, Jill started boxing at the age of 40 and is now a retired boxing champion. Yup! In 2015, she won the Masters Division of the National Golden Gloves as a light flyweight. In today’s episode, Jill shares the healing power of boxing and the importance of fighting for your place in the world, as well as some of the challenges she encountered in making Fight Like a Girl and how she is now empowering other women as a boxing coach. All this and more in this fascinating conversation, so make sure to tune in today!
Jill Morley: Fighting Like a Girl
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Jill Morley is an award winner screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. Her feature documentary “Fight Like a Girl,” is about women using Boxing to fight their demons and empower themselves. In addition to her many award winning screenplays and films, she’s a contributing writer to periodicals like the Village Voice, Bust Magazine, The New York Press, and a producer for radio documentaries like NPR’s “This American Life” and “The World.” Her short stories and monologues are published in several anthologies. Aside from her prolific writing and screen career, Jill started boxing at the age of 40 and is now a retired boxing champion. In 2015, she won the masters division of the National Golden Gloves as a light fireweight.