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Sports Now podcast: How Duke’s Morgan Reid’s essay on body shaming inspired young girls

Duke’s Morgan Reid, left, battles Penn State’s Frannie Crouse for the ball during the NCAA Women’s College Cup Soccer Finals on Dec. 6, 2015.
Duke’s Morgan Reid, left, battles Penn State’s Frannie Crouse for the ball during the NCAA Women’s College Cup Soccer Finals on Dec. 6, 2015. cseward@newsobserver.com

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.

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.

Listen to the podcast here.

More on Morgan Reid

‘I’m not just a headline.’ After online attacks on her looks, Triangle soccer star addresses trolls

Anatomy of a Student-Athlete by Morgan Reid

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @jonmalexander

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