Hitting the Bullseye: Reel Girl Archers Inspire Real Girl Archers

Mixed race girl playing with bow and arrow

Girls’ participation in national archery competitions doubled in 2012. In light of this, we sought to investigate whether Hollywood representations of female archers, such as in The Hunger Games and Brave, was correlated with girls’ interest and inspiration towards archery. We conducted a national survey to members of USA Archery and asked them about their involvement in archery, what inspired them to take on the sport, and who their role models are.