Flame Bearers: Keeping the Fire Burning

Flame Bearers: Keeping the Fire Burning spotlights women Olympians and Paralympians who sought to compete in the Tokyo Summer or Beijing Winter Olympi…
Feb 17th, 2021 | 30:55

Naya Tapper (USA): Redefining Beauty & Supporting Black Lives Matter

Naya Tapper is a leading try scorer for Team USA's Rugby Team. She wanted to be the "first girl in the NFL" but when she found rugby, she was hooked. In this episode, Naya Tapper of the USA Women’s Rugby Team discusses finding rugby, self love and speaking out about racial justice. We’ll start by learning how Naya got into rugby, hear how it’s shaped her personal understanding of beauty, and end with why she believes athletes like herself have an opportunity and responsibility to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. Experts interviewed include Noel Tapper (Naya's Sister), Professor Cornell Brooks (Director of the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School), and Carlin Isles (Naya's Friend, USA Men's Rugby).