The fight for equality on and off the tennis court: A conversation between Melinda Gates and Billie Jean King
published to Evoke on August 31, 2020
I still remember being nine years old and watching on TV with my family as Billie Jean trounced Bobby Riggs in the famous “Battle of the Sexes.” Almost 50 years later, my admiration for her as an athlete and advocate has only deepened. I recently asked Billie Jean about her historic win, her decades of activism, and how she and her partner, Ilana, are spending their days. Here’s an excerpt of our conversation.