Canadian national team and OL Reign midfielder Quinn became the first NWSL player to publicly come out as trans last September. Though they’ve always used soccer as a means of connecting with their body, they’ve found newfound confidence in the acceptance and support from their teammates.

The “look good, feel good, play good” saying isn’t new to the world of sports, but Quinn said they’ve found it reflects their experience navigating professional soccer as a trans person. “I’m finding that the more comfortable I can be in my body — whether that’s demanding that my team get me a different pair of shorts for training, or whatever the case might be, for some people it’s physically transitioning — that has been so powerful to me,” they said. Read More