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New book 'Game Changers' showcases history's great woman athletes




The winners of the annual competition at the Wake-Robin golf club, an African-American womens golf club in Washington DC, Washington DC, October 31, 1953. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
The winners of the annual competition at the Wake-Robin golf club, an African-American womens golf club in Washington DC, Washington DC, October 31, 1953. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
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The winners of the annual competition at the Wake-Robin golf club, an African-American womens golf club in Washington DC, Washington DC, October 31, 1953. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
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The winners of the annual competition at the Wake-Robin golf club, an African-American womens golf club in Washington DC, Washington DC, October 31, 1953. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
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The winners of the annual competition at the Wake-Robin golf club, an African-American womens golf club in Washington DC, Washington DC, October 31, 1953. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
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Most professional sports are dominated by men but that doesn't mean there haven't been plenty of amazing female athletes over the years. All over the world, women have overcome tremendous challenges to play sports. The trouble is, few of us know anything about them. 

That was deeply troubling to Los Angeles based filmmaker, Molly Schiot. Her research in the subject led to the creation of an instragram account as a way to share their stories. This became the impetus for her new coffee table book, "Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History."

Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Molly Schiot about the book's backstory. They were joined by one of the remarkable athletes featured in the book, legendary skateboarder, Laura Thornhill Caswell. 

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