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The horrifying truth is no surprise

Oct 05, 2022

The Yates report dropped on the NWSL and I froze. My body and mind has known the reality for so long, yet I still sat almost numb to what the report was telling us. 

The Guardian reached out quickly to see if I could provide a response to the report, as they had known of my cooperation with the investigation. I do not see myself as someone well equipped to write an op-ed, but just as we should, I reached out for support and resources. Less than 24 hours from the release of the Yates report, my article was placed on The Guardian's website. You can read the full article here, The horrifying abuse in the NWSL is no surprise to anyone in the game.

I believe we are at a crossroads in sport, where the opportunities to speak your truths need to happen today, not tomorrow. Where the opportunity to gather peers and decision makers together to speak about the realities needs to happen today, not tomorrow. If these share lived experiences are telling us anything, it is that we must speak up today, not tomorrow. The reality of what is possible to happen today to another vulnerable person is too much. 

If you ever need someone to speak with, please reach out to me. You are never alone. 

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