Since graduating from UConn, Breanna Stewart has used her platform as one of women’s basketball’s biggest stars to promote various social justice causes.
In an article on The Players’ Tribune, Stewart revealed that she had been molested as a child for years. She said she made the decision to let the world know after learning about Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s account of sexual abuse as well as other brave stories marked with the #MeToo hashtag on social media.
“I do know that I’m doing something completely outside of myself by writing this. In fact, this is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done and will ever do,” Stewart said in The Player’s Tribune piece. “Maybe that’s the point. Our experiences are different. How we cope is different. But our voices matter.”
After the Huskies first exhibition game, Geno Auriemma reacted to Stewart’s story.
“She’s going to be okay,” Auriemma said. “She’s going to be more than okay.”
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