Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Who doesn’t love the triumph of good over evil, even if it IS super fake?
What is a champion, anyway?
I assumed that I was selected for the Teen Tournament because I’m black.
“Full focus” meant more to me than just being able to see.
I spent years of my life competing for awards I didn’t give a rip about.
How I stopped hating sports.
Self-consciousness, self-image, self-worth, selfies.
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