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Image: Brittney Griner puts up a shot against Japan during a 2013 preseason WNBA game in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
At 23, Brittney Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world. She came out as a lesbian while playing at Baylor University, and today she brings a defiant gender nonconformity to the court and to the culture that surrounds it. But she wasn’t always so sure of herself. She tells NPR’s Neda Ulaby:
"Growing up, I always got ‘She’s a man,’ or ‘She plays too hard,’ or ‘There’s just no way that she can be that good because, you know, a girl can’t do that.’ And I struggle with it a little bit. I’m like: Well, am I going too hard? And then I just realized, like, I’m a competitor. I want to go as hard as I can, and if I look like a guy out there playing ball, well, hey, I feel sorry for the opponent."
Griner’s memoir, In My Skin, is out this week. You can read (or listen to) Neda’s profile of her here.
Smart Girl Athlete Alert!!
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Chlöe Howl - No Strings (Noisey Acoustics)
Nineteen-year-old Chlöe Howl performs “No Strings” on a Brooklyn rooftop for Noisey acoustic sessions.