Steph Curry proves once again that he is just as much of a champion off the court as he is on it-and that’s saying a lot.
In honor of Women’s Equality Day (August 26th), the two-time MVP penned a passionate essay for the Players’ Tribune titled “This Is Personal”. In his essay, Curry shares how he’s been surrounded by powerful women all of his life and how that shaped his views as it pertains to gender equality.
Growing up, I was lucky to be raised by my mom, Sonya — an incredible and fiercely principled woman who had the courage and vision to open her own school, the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman. And for the last seven years, I’ve been lucky to be married to another incredible and fiercely principled woman, in Ayesha — who is both a successful business owner and the most amazing mother to our three kids. So for my whole life, really, I feel like I’ve been receiving this education on what it means to be a woman in America.
Coming off the heels of hosting his first basketball camp for girls, Curry described the experience as something he’ll never forget. He also said he’s looking forward to host another girls basketball camp in the future.
I’ve never seen a more engaged group of kids. At every boys camp that I’ve ever been to, you’ve always got some kids running around, acting wild. But this camp, these girls — they were about it. They were trying to absorb every single thing. They were running up to me after every drill, like, “Steph, Steph, I got some questions about how you trained as a kid. Can you look at my form?” It was special, man.
Curry concluded the piece by saying he’s move driving than ever to help women out that’s working towards progress and by making a plea to close the pay gap.
Let’s work to close the opportunity gap. Let’s work to close the pay gap. And let’s work together on this. I mean, “women deserve equality” — that’s not politics, right? That’s not something that people are actually disagreeing on, is it? It can’t be.
While those highlighted excepted were the main points of the essay, Curry divulged an interesting revelation: Riley is hooping. According to Curry, the six year old is already working on her handles and she’s trying to get that jumper right.
(Shout out to BornInDaEB for posting a link to this as a FanShot first.)