Identity & Empowerment

The best athletes know that the path to the top is more about who you are than what you do. See how they learned to carve out that path for themselves.   


Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, on how to think about the stereotypes that others assign to you and how he learned to be proud of all of the things that make him who he is.

Former USA Volleyball player Cassidy Lichtman on the confronting the assumptions other people make about "people like you" and questioning the stories we're being told.

WNBA player Kelsey Plum on how she learned to focus on her health and performance rather than comparing herself to unrealistic images of women's bodies. 

Former NBA player Jason Collins on finding role models with characteristics you want to emulate, particularly those who show their strength and character beyond sport.

WNBA player Kelsey Plum on the upsides and downsides of social media, how she sets boundaries for herself and not spreading the hate.

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