Interviewing a basketball legend like Ann Meyers Drysdale, the first woman ever to receive a four-year college athletic scholarship after Title IX was signed into law nearly 40 years ago, is a gift. Getting to write about Ann and her daughter, who is now a college freshman reaping the full benefits of 40 years of growing sports equality, for O: The Oprah Magazine is icing on the cake. Having a photo of me with my own daughter included in that issue? Priceless. The issue’s on stands next week, online mid-month. The 40th Anniversary of Title IX is June 23, 2012. And though it’s technically not supposed to be out until June 12, Ann’s book, You Let Some Girl Beat You?, can already be ordered on Amazon. (I might give it to myself for Mother’s Day.)

Interviewing a basketball legend like Ann Meyers Drysdale, the first woman ever to receive a four-year college athletic scholarship after Title IX was signed into law nearly 40 years ago, is a gift. Getting to write about Ann and her daughter, who is now a college freshman reaping the full benefits of 40 years of growing sports equality, for O: The Oprah Magazine is icing on the cake. Having a photo of me with my own daughter included in that issue? Priceless.

The issue’s on stands next week, online mid-month. The 40th Anniversary of Title IX is June 23, 2012. And though it’s technically not supposed to be out until June 12, Ann’s book, You Let Some Girl Beat You?, can already be ordered on Amazon. (I might give it to myself for Mother’s Day.)