Last year was a very important year for social activism in the WNBA as players stood up and showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The next few years appear to be even more important for the league and for sports in general in terms of how socially active athletes choose to be.
In response to a travel ordinance signed against people from seven different countries in the Middle East, protests in response have risen at airports throughout the United States and are likely to continue.
The Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart was one of many who took notice. She documented some of the proceedings at Los Angeles International Airport via her Twitter feed.
Currently at LAX pic.twitter.com/xRh4rIGsEx
— Breanna Stewart (@bre_stewart30) January 29, 2017
— Breanna Stewart (@bre_stewart30) January 30, 2017
Stewie has certainly established herself as an athlete that is not afraid to speak up on political issues. During last year’s ESPYs, she spoke out in favor of recognizing women and girls more for their athletic accomplishments.
This is only the beginning. Many are predicting a long four years ahead, but that time can go by much quicker with continued protests and awareness as it shall be extremely important now. That is how we as humans shall arrive at this light that shines at the end of this tunnel.