"The fact that I'm ginger is mentioned in every walk in my life. Whenever I'm spoken about in articles, by commentators, or by members of the public, I'm described as 'the ginger long jumper,' which is interesting seeing as I never hear 'the brunette javelin thrower' or 'blond rower.' I do feel being involved with sports has helped with giving me body confidence, plus the beauty of track and field is that there's a great deal of different shapes and sizes, so irrelevant matters such as hair colour don't tend to come into play. It's quite disappointing that on the whole, issues with regards to race, gender, etc., are addressed daily with ignorance slowly being stamped out—when in polarization to that, 'being a ginger' is still a tolerable snug by supposedly mature adults and children alike. In my mind, it's just a lazy insult. I'd love for my children to be ginger. But even more, I'd love for them to go through at least twenty-four hours without someone describing them as such."