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Women in Sports

Over the last century, female athletes have emerged as powerful voices for equality. Many of these heroes — as well as male advocates for gender equality — have shared their personal stories with The Players’ Tribune. Read their firsthand accounts of how they overcame the challenges they faced, and learn how they continue to inspire us all.

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我的似水人生
我的似水人生
Zhang Weili我的似水人生

TO READ IN ENGLISH, CLICK HERE 四岁的时候, 我做了一件让我觉得和今年获得UFC冠军几乎一样骄傲的事情。...


One of the 144
One of the 144
Napheesa CollierOne of the 144

There’s honestly nothing better than that feeling of being in the zone. Just the sensation of time passing but not really noticing...


Hyphenated
Hyphenated
Eni AlukoHyphenated

Juventus's Eni Aluko discusses how she learned to embrace both her Nigerian and English identities.


Atticus Finch
Atticus Finch
Eni AlukoAtticus Finch

You have to keep speaking up at important moments. You have to keep pushing so that people can be educated and converted, one by one.


The Playing Field
The Playing Field
Hilary KnightThe Playing Field

One of the things Hilary Knight missed growing up was the media presence of professional female athletes. Now, she works to change that.