REIGN FC COMICS: OYSTER

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I always take notice when players speak of the massive impact the iconic 1999 US Women’s National Team had in their lives as professional athletes. Even if you haven’t watched a women’s game, you know the image of Brandi Chastain ripping her shirt off after making the game-winning penalty shot.

Visibility is EVERYTHING. Televising games, promoting teams within cities, and covering them in local and national media is essential to the growth of fan bases and the development of future players. We can’t support what we can’t see (believe me – as someone who follows international women’s soccer, it often takes nothing less than a degree in computer science or top-grade hacking skills to view games).

REIGN FC COMICS: AVERBUCH

I’m so excited to unveil this new project! Collaborating with Seattle Reign FC to make player-comics (and bring even more visibility to the amazing athletes on Seattle’s professional soccer team) is truly a dream. 

First up is Yael Averbuch, an all-around badass, quintessential leader, and championship-winner many times over.  Welcome to Seattle, Yael. We are so happy you’re here. 

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SEE YOU AT MEMORIAL

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I finally illustrated this conversation in honor of the 6th (!) NWSL season which kicks off tomorrow. Support these players and this league – get thee to a game ASAP!

P.S. I feel like I can’t post anything without the disclaimer that I know everything is awful and scary in the world right now. But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I firmly believe that supporting women’s professional sports is a powerful and enjoyable way to combat a culture of sexism and misogyny. So go to a game! Let’s enjoy ourselves while we burn it all down.