Laura Robinson was a member of the Canadian Cycling Team before women cyclists were allowed into the Olympics. Her book Black Tights: Women, Sport and Sexuality looked at how women athletes are commodified, while Cyclist BikeList: The Book for Every Rider won the silver medal for children’s non-fiction Book of the Year Award from the American Library Association.
Articles by Laura Robinson
- Absolute power (September 2018)
Before safety bicycles and dress reform there was a French-Canadian strong woman on wheels
- Road Worthy (1) (January–February 2005)
A review of Walk to New York: A Journey Out of the Wilds of Canada, by Charles Wilkins
- Chilling Lessons (July–August 2013)
A review of They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School, by Bev Sellars
- A Real Sports Hero (November 2012)
A review of Road to Valour, by Aili and Andres McConnon
- A Shameful Track Record (January–February 2010)
The Olympic movement plays fast and loose with basic democratic values.
- Sheer Talent (April 2008)
A review of No Limits: The Amazing Life Story of Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele, Canada’s Olympian Skiing Pioneers, by Byron Rempel