I know this might be my last ride. But I don’t take a day of it for granted.
Wherever there is hate and ignorance there is also love, wisdom and acceptance to be found.
Taylor Townsend on her transformative journey back to the U.S. Open: “I’ve always felt like I had something to prove, and I don’t think that will ever go away.”
Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir is fighting back: “This is about my rights as a worker, as a woman and as a human being.”
Kelsie Whitmore on playing baseball: “This has been a real journey. To get to this point. It’s not been smooth sailing, that’s for sure.”
This is Jade Cargill in her own words.
Growing up, it was Alexia Putellas’ dream to play for Barcelona. Now, she’s a Barça midfielder and a Ballon d’Or winner.
JaMarcus Russell shares his truth: “It’s my turn to speak on it. If you wanna judge me, then judge me. But at least know where I come from first.”
John Wall shares his story: “I was this close to taking my own life. That’s a hard thing to tell the world. But if you can say one thing about me, it’s that I’ve always been real, and that’s not going to change today.”
Mikaela Shiffrin on losing her dad and the real nature of grief: “Some days, it’s so hard to put one foot in front of the other. That’s grief. That’s being a human.”
Brandi Chastain pens a letter to her younger self: “People will remind you to never look back — always look forward, in positivity and hopefulness.”
Derek Jeter pens a letter to his younger self: “You’re going to live out your wildest dreams. You’ll be a Yankee. A champion. Even a Hall of Famer.”
Tarik Cohen pens a letter to his younger self: “It’s almost like, for you, nothing can just be easy and work out and make everyone happy.”
“It’s 1991, you’re 35-and-a-half years old, you have two bad knees and seven months left on your contract…you’re going to become a professional wrestler.”