The anticipation for all of the upcoming holidays can be a distracting whirlwind as we enter the holiday season. But what this month really comes down to, is family, food (#soccergrlprobs), celebrating & sharing gratitude. When we slow life down and look around, we have ton to be thankful for.
We have our families. If you add up every ride to practice, every time our uniforms were washed for us, or a Gatorade was dropped off at our game; there are a million little things our parents do to show us they care each and every day. And on top of our immediate family, we have our soccer family; an extra couple dozen, crazy family members who are with us through the blood, sweat and tears of the beautiful game we love. The SoccerGrlProbs Family has so much to be thankful for and one of the biggest things this year, is each and every single one of YOU. Our Ladyballer Family. You are incredible, strong, female athletes.
[Photography by Fem_Forward]
What we dream to do at SoccerGrlProbs is to empower you to feel confident & comfortable in your own skin. When you wear our brand, we want you to walk with your head held high. We want you to feel a sense of confidence in your bones. We want you to look out for other females around you and to bring each other up. We want you to dig deep to get through that last 100-meter sprint at practice. We want you to take criticism & instruction with grace and the mindset of getting better each day.
We want you to know that YOU are YOU and no one else. You are unique. You are inspiring. Your scrapes & bruises prove that you can endure anything; You can overcome obstacles. You get back up when you fall down. You can laugh at yourself. You can rise above your past mistakes. When you wear our apparel, you represent an unwaveringly strong female community. A sisterhood. A movement.
It has taken us each some time, but we've learned what it feels like to be confident and comfortable with ourselves; to have a strong inner foundation that doesn't care to be different and to be proud. This is what we want to share with the world. Females have been made afraid to be "too strong", or "not pretty enough", or "too rough", or "not skinny enough". It's time for all the stigmas to end. We make an honest effort every single day to embrace our problems, laugh at ourselves daily, and be proud of what makes us female athletes. And through doing this, and being as genuine and real as we possibly can be, we hope to lead the way through SoccerGrlProbs, for others to do the same. Never hide what makes you stand out in the world.
Alanna Locast, Shannon Fay, Carly Beyar