I flipped open my laptop and waited for the first Athlete to Advocate session to start. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When my team, the Indiana Fever, announced in February that it was partnering with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to put together a five-week program teaching athletes how to be effective advocates, I knew right away I wanted to do it. I wanted to use my voice to change the world for the better, but I just didn’t know where to start. Human rights issues related to race, gender, and sexuality have always been close to my heart. I consider myself an ultra feminist; I push really hard for women because I don’t believe we’re treated right in this world. But how do you even begin to start dismantling deep-rooted systematic prejudice? As I logged on to that first virtual session, I hoped I would come out of the five weeks with a little bit more clarity. Read More
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