What's on your mind?

I'm heading into college basketball, but I'm tired of hiding myself. What advice do you have on how to approach it? Should I test the waters out first and give it time? I am also rooming with fellow teammates.

Breanna Stewart
she / her
Basketball

Hi!

Heading into college is a big chapter of your life, and going in with a commitment to your team is a great way to create lasting bonds. My advice here is to continue being true to yourself, but take it at your own pace.

If it makes you feel more safe and comfortable, testing the waters is an absolutely valid way to go about building trust and finding allies, just remember always that your authenticity is powerful, and no matter what, you deserve to be accepted for who you are. Lean on supportive friends and resources at your university. Trust that being yourself is the surest way to deepening your connections and strengthening your team. Keep going!

Together, always,
Breanna Stewart
Breanna Stewart
she / her

is a forward for the New York Liberty, four-time NCAA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and a two-time WNBA MVP. Breanna is famous for using her platform as a pro for advocacy, consistently stepping out and speaking up for causes that matter. Breanna, along with fellow WNBA star Napheesa Collier, recently founded Unrivaled, a new pro women’s basketball league, set to offer players equity in the league, and the highest average salary in women’s pro sports league history.