Published on November 29th, 2022

[Being an athlete,] I have found a home, extended family, and a way to channel my energy. More specifically, as an adaptive athlete, I have a chance to showcase my prosperity – despite my new disability. More often than not, women and girls are told what they can and cannot do, especially when it comes to physical activity. It is important for us to play sports to break down the barriers, assumptions, and restrictions placed on us; and to show that we really can do all things. Gender equality in sports means that everyone has the same opportunity to excel at what they want to do, and every young child watching sports has someone to look up to.