Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is one of the best coaches in professional sports.
She’s also one heck of a writer.
Reeve wrote an inspiring piece for The Players’ Tribune earlier this week. She discusses her journey, where she gets her drive from, and the work we still have to do with gender equality.
Here’s a snippet from her piece:
Imagine if we just obliterated the stigma of the female basketball player.
Basketball is a beautiful game. There’s nothing masculine or feminine about it.
Sports is a microcosm of society, so this is not just about how women are viewed in sport. This is also about how women are viewed in business, in politics, in media and beyond. It’s all interrelated.
Advocating for women is more than “girl power.” It’s about real life. We need to eradicate the inequities that have marginalized half of the world’s population for generations. We need to look at ourselves in the mirror and recognize that we as human beings — and especially we in positions of power and influence — have the power to change culture.
We urge you to check out Reeve’s full post here.