Last week, ESPN featured an amazingly inspiring feature on WNBA star Brittney Griner that includes video documenting her response to “the most creative negative comment she has received on social media,” her story about coming into her own, and a slideshow showcasing some of her oh-so-swag dapper style, including these photos:
Griner told ESPN: “When I’m in a dress, it’s like, ‘What am I doing in this?’ I feel trapped, like I’m in shackles and handcuffs and a straitjacket. So I was just like, F— it, I’m going to wear what I want. I caught hell for it, but it felt so good being myself.”
According to ESPN, “When Griner goes shopping, she often looks for clothes in the men’s section. People will say, ‘Hey, you’re in the wrong place.’ But as she explains, ‘It’s what I feel comfortable in. It’s my dress identity.’ She tells a story from when she was younger: ‘I remember my mom doing my laundry, and my dad being like, ‘Whose boxers are these?’ And I said, ‘They’re mine’ [raises hand slowly]. I’ve always been totally out there — just on a limb.'”
For the full story and additional pictures, visit ESPN’s “Owning The Middle” here.