Speaker Series presents
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:30
Running Time: approx 2HRS
Joanna has been rocking stages and fields all over the globe for two decades. She is a former professional soccer player and member of the United States Women’s National Team. Over her 16 year career, she has built a platform for social impact and became the first player in Washington Spirit history to have her jersey retired. She is a human rights activist, teacher, and serves as a Sport Diplomat, traveling the world and running programs in less developed nations that promote gender equality, conflict resolution, cultural understanding, and economic development.
Joanna lived the first 21 years of her life as a straight woman and transformed into a gender non-conforming, androgynous, gay woman who has overcome devastating injury, defeat, heartbreak, and traveled to over 40 different countries. Through her own personal journey, she has helped individuals and groups define their beauty by living an unabashedly authentic life based around deep-rooted acceptance and discovering a comfort in their own skin.