July 5, 2019 – It was not so long ago that female athletes were limited by what sports they could compete in. Non-contact sports like tennis, volleyball and track and field were really the only options for competitors. But even when women started to compete in more contact sports like football, it was often seen only as spectacle – think lingerie football. But that’s changing, at least here in New Mexico. NMiF Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with local athletes to talk about why full-contract sports involve serious competition for women, and what drives athletes to put their bodies on the line.