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Oct 1, 2020

E’beth was drowning. The whitewater held her under. Her gear was choking her. “I guess this is it,” she thought. Then came a voice from the back of her head. It said two distinct words: “Absolutely not.” E’beth Watson was something of a pioneer in whitewater kayaking. She took to it so well that she grew to be a world class paddler. The only woman in the gym at the time, she didn’t realize the many ways she and other women athletes were held down before Title IX began to level the playing field. Stuart pulls amazing stories from an accomplished but self-effacing cousin.