Breanna Stewart, an NCAA Champion at UCONN and present ahead for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, penned an emotional essay in The Gamers’ Truibune on Monday. The quick piece by which he described as “probably the most troublesome issues” she’s ever accomplished was titled “Me Too,” in reference to the social media motion meant to boost consciousness of badual badault.
Stewart publicly shared her story about how she was badually abused as a toddler for a number of years by a person “who lived in one of many homes” the place she lived and the way she used basketball as a secure house for that. It’s emotional and highly effective.
“In some methods, I am nonetheless the identical 11-year-old who simply needed to go to follow. I’ve by no means been to remedy. I did not wish to speak about it. I did not wish to relive it. It is one thing I’ve tried to tuck away as far again on the shelf as I may. However that solely works to an extent. I’ve cried. I cry most after I inform somebody who’s vital to me. Speaking about what I went by way of, explaining all of it — it guts me. I am compelled to relive it. That is when it hits that what occurred is actual. It wasn’t simply an terrible nightmare. It wasn’t another life I lived at one other time.”
Like Stewart, a number of different feminine athletes have used the “Me Too” motion as an opportunity to disclose their historical past of being badually abused. This contains gymnast McKayla Maroney, soccer star Abby Wambach, and Atlanta Dream level guard Layshia Clarendon.