The Women's Football Diary: Anita Asante


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By SportSpiel and Alasdair Hooper. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Alasdair Hooper hosts the latest episode of The Women's Football Diary with Aston Villa defender Anita Asante. The England international, and former Arsenal and Chelsea player, is one of the most successful players around but her journey has coincided with plenty of personal realisations along the way. Right now she is homing in on the norm, or rather society’s perception of what is normal. That ranges from body image to the current situation around the Black Lives Matter movement and is why she says those perceptions need to change. She’s had plenty of personal experience with going against the perceived norm - she knew herself that she was different from an early age, but it wasn’t until her football career took her outside of this country that she actually openly came out to her parents. A large part of that was that word again – the norm. Messages Follow us on Twitter - Like us on Facebook - Follow us on Instagram - Join the conversation on social media using #WomensFootballDiary Get in touch: Visit our website: Credits Image credit: With thanks to Jules PR Music: Dan Henig

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