On Wednesday, ESPN aired When I Play, a short video, featuring female athletes of all ages, ethnicities, and body types playing the sports that they love, and damn, it will definitely give you ALL the feels.
The message is simple: women are powerful and they should be free to express that however they want.
The video was written and co-produced by Allison Glock, whose hope is that girls and women across the world will feel empowered by seeing this celebration of their own strength.
"I have teenage daughters and I thought to myself, How great would it be if they got to see women, on TV, expressing themselves in this powerful way, for them, and not for anyone else’s benefit?"
Glock said she wanted to communicate that whether you’re competing in the Olympics or taking a spin class, when women play, they are all connected by the same desire to participate, to be given equal standing, and to celebrate who they are. And they all benefit by taking advantage of their power to do so.