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It’s a tough sport, but it’s also graceful.

This is Brown University’s women’s rugby club.

This is Brown University's women's rugby club.

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra shadowed the team to explore what it’s like being women in a male-dominated field.

Photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra shadowed the team to explore what it's like being women in a male-dominated field.

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

“I have always been fascinated with understanding how identities are created and shaped by our surroundings,” the 26-year-old told BuzzFeed News.

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

 

Carles-Tolra, who is originally from Spain, said she wanted to challenge the notion that playing rugby means you’re masculine.

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

 

“Rugby has a complex identity that is often simplified, and hence the identity of those who play it, especially women, is often also simplified,” she said.

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

 

She was struck by the players’ spirit, strength, and grace.

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

This Fierce Photo Series Captures What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport - BuzzFeed News

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

 

“I hope people see my photographs as a celebration of these womens’ strength and identity, which I believe play an important role in challenging the meaning of masculine sports, and pushing the boundaries of female identity,” she said.

"I hope people see my photographs as a celebration of these womens’ strength and identity, which I believe play an important role in challenging the meaning of masculine sports, and pushing the boundaries of female identity," she said.

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

H/T Huffington Post

Source: buzzfeed.com