We could all do with a bit of cheering up this month, and so we shine the spotlight on not one but two excellent titles this time round. The first of these is One Life by Megan Rapinoe (Olympic gold medalist, two-time Women’s World Cup champion, LGBTQ icon and rights advocate, equal pay champion… the list goes on).
In One Life, all-round powerhouse Rapinoe reflects on her choices, her victories, failures, and her journey to becoming a social justice advocate on and off the field. After the 2011 World Cup Rapinoe came out publicly as gay and used her platform to advocate for marriage equality. In 2016 she took a knee during the US national anthem in solidarity with NFL player Colin Kaepernick to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Through personal and professional anecdotes, Rapinoe explains our obligation to speak up, and reveals the impact each of us can have on our communities.
At once personal and instructive, One Life recounts Rapinoe’s life to where she is today: an athlete at the top of her game and an internationally recognised social justice activist.
One Life by Megan Rapinoe is available from Penguin Press on 12th November 2020 (9781984881168, h/b, 240p, £20)
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