Meet a Fighter Without Gloves
Nineteen-year-old Briana Shields has lived much of her life in her sister Claressa’s shadow. Given the fact that her sister is boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, an Olympic gold medalist, that makes sense. Hailing from Flint, Mich., Briana’s life hasn’t been easy. But even though she’s not a boxer like her sister, she’s got the heart and resilience of a fighter. This is her story.
Claressa was featured in the documentary “T-Rex” directed by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper, produced by Sue Jaye Johnson, which is now available on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/trex).
“Briana” was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (http://economichardship.org/)
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