USA Today: Brittney Griner book: Baylor’s stance on homosexuality caused ‘pain’

0 Posted by - April 5, 2014 - News, Personal

Brittney Griner is famously known for being an open book.

In her heartfelt memoirIn My Skin, she reflects on the painful episodes in her life that led to her signature openness and candid personality.

ADULT LIFE: Griner on and off the court

Griner has become the world’s most famous female basketball player for her impact on the court — as a ferocious dunker and athletic shot blocker at Baylor and now with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury — and off it — as a role model for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image and self-esteem. The common thread between both has become her authenticity.

It’s been an arduous road to Griner being comfortable in her own skin after years of bullying and taunting for being different — both in appearance and personality.

USA TODAY Sports was provided an exclusive sneak peek at Griner’s new book, co-written with Sue Hovey (formerly of ESPN The Magazine), which hits bookshelves on April 8 and touches on a number of controversial topics.

In the book, Griner expressed specific disenchantment with Baylor for its stance on homosexuality. Griner became an open lesbian after an April 2013 interview with USA TODAY Sports in which she discussed coming out to her parents.


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