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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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Eni AlukoHyphenated

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


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.

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The Playing Field
The Playing Field
A'ja WilsonThe Playing Field

There's power in using your voice and using your platform. A'ja Wilson uses hers to bring important topics to light.

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The Playing Field
The Playing Field
Dawn StaleyThe Playing Field

"If you can bring out the best in people, the success will follow." Dawn Staley shares how she aims to motivate her team. 

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The Playing Field
The Playing Field
Sam MewisThe Playing Field

The most empowering thing you can do is to be confident and to know you belong. USWNT player, Sam Mewis, shares how she stays confident.

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Going Pro
Going Pro
The Players' TribuneGoing Pro

Going pro doesn't just happen. It starts with a realization. Here's 14 women in sports on the moment they realized they wanted to go pro. 

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