On Jan. 25, Duke soccer defender Morgan Reid, who was recently drafted by the NC Courage, wrote a personal essay in The Players’ Tribune about her struggles with being body shamed and the flood of negative attention that followed a viral online story highlighting her looks.
The essay resonated with young woman around the country, who have experienced similar struggles.
Reid, who finished her senior season at Duke in December, grew up in the Triangle and played high school soccer for Cardinal Gibbons.
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On today’s episode of NandO’s Sports Now the Podcast, reporters Jonathan M. Alexander and Jonas Pope IV interview Reid about her struggles about the reception following her essay.
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