After making the whole world go gaga over her Women’s World Cup performance, the flamboyant Megan Rapinoe is roped in to write adult and middle grade books on social justice. The USWNT co-captain is writing a book, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020, The New York Times reported Thursday.
“I hope this book will inspire people to find what they can do, and in turn inspire other people around them to do the same,” Megan Rapinoe said. The book will portray aspects and personal lessons learned by Rapinoe throughout her sparkling life.
The book’s title which is still undecided will be channelling more than just sports. “A lot of women, great women soccer players, have written memoirs,” Penguin Press president and editor in chief Ann Godoff said. “Megan has a different platform.”
While watching the World Cup, Godoff said, “I thought, ‘Here’s a woman who is comfortable in her own skin,’” and noted her own children’s excitement about Rapinoe’s authenticity.
“She’s just operating from this very honest and straightforward and ‘This is who I am’ place,” Godoff added. “I think that’s what many people aspire to.”
The book will address “the power young people have within their own communities and the world at large,” according to a statement from the publisher Penguin Press.
It will be “a perfect vehicle for an honest, thoughtful, unapologetic, idealistic discussion of women, social justice, role models, gay issues, nationalism, and even a little soccer.”
It will explore “social justice and change and the power young people have within their own communities and the world at large.”
Rapinoe is famously the more recognisable faces worldwide as she has played a crucial role in the team’s success and helped win its second straight Women’s World Cup and fourth such title overall. Forward Rapinoe is not only helping the team to play and win games, but also fighting for equal pay for her hardworking crew.
The 33-year-old is adamant to not want to visit the White House or Donald Trump because of his remarks on racial issues, gender issues, LGBTQ issues, immigration, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
She also used her platform to campaign for equal pay “for myself, for my team and for every single person out there. Man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of colour, whatever it may be.”
She is known for her strong opinions, has led the way in the women’s national team’s lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, accusing the federation of gender discrimination. Rapinoe with her partner Sue Bird became the first gay couple to appear on the cover of the annual Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine.
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