No matter what we’re up against, we are never too far down to come back. #YouCantStopUs ⠀ See link in bio to join us.
Today, we're not playing for a trophy. We're playing for something much bigger. #PlayForTheWorld
⠀ ⠀ “I think it is really important for black women to see themselves in others. We need to start sharing our stories more. We need to find ways to support each other, talk about hair and running because my gosh it’s hard. And also celebrate each other.” - @jnesi ⠀ The final episode of the Common Thread series with Uninterrupted highlights those who relentlessly go forward together, from the track to the streets. Celebrating the power of sport to create community, inclusivity and sisterhood, athletes @vashtizzle, Jasmine Nesi of @rungrlco, and @sahraisha of @asra.club emphasize how our strides are united, moving through a marathon of collective progress. #BHM #UntilWeAllWin ⠀ 🗣️: Vashti Cunningham 🎥: @childotu
They wanted you to smile more. They wanted you to be more polite. They wanted you to scream a little softer. They wanted you to be less aggressive when you won. They wanted you to walk away when you made mistakes. But instead of just becoming the player the game wanted? You became the player it needed.
⠀ ⠀ “My color doesn’t stop me from doing what I want to do. We’re all playing with the same ball, we’re playing with eleven players on each side. Football isn’t made for a certain person. Football is a universal language, anyone can play it.” - Debra Nelson ⠀ The second episode of the Common Thread series featuring Debra Nelson (@FootballBeyondBorders), @itskairabaaa (@fcharlem) and @cdunn19 (@uswnt) focuses on sport’s ability to transcend borders and boundaries with something as simple as a ball and a goal. ⠀ 🗣️: Crystal Dunn 🎥: @childotu
⠀ ⠀ “Representation matters, and you can’t become something that you don’t see.” - @Ingridsilva ⠀ Together, a prodigy from Brazil who became the face of modern ballet, and a young dancer in Florida uplifting anyone who sees him move are united by a common thread. ⠀ The first episode of the Common Thread series focuses on representation in sport, with athletes Ingrid Silva and @alexanderrthomass showing the next generation what is possible when we believe our passions cannot be limited, and no barriers can hold us back. #UntilWeAllWin ⠀ 🗣️: @serenawilliams 🎥: @childotu
⠀ “It doesn’t matter if you’re in a wheelchair, in your 80s, or what race or gender you are. Everybody can play tennis.” - @dylanalcott ⠀ Dylan is more than a top tennis player. He has used his success on the court as a vehicle to challenge perceptions about disabled people and push for inclusivity universally. “If you have a body, you really are an athlete,” says Dylan. ⠀ This is how you change the game. #justdoit