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August 17, 2020 21 mins

Darian Jenkins, Professional NWSL Soccer Player for the OL Reign and former Division I Athlete at UCLA describes her journey in sport as impatient, persevering, and joyful. In this episode, Darian discusses the highs and lows of her journey in sport, from her experience with youth national teams to her recruitment process to her professional career in soccer today. She also shares untold stories of her struggles with body image, doubt, and criticism, and how she overcame these challenges in order to perform at the highest level. Darian reminds us all to love our athletic bodies, to be present, and to be positive in every situation that life throws at us - even harsh words and injuries.

“You just have to learn to appreciate how your body is, and don't ever let somebody put you down for how you look.” - Darian Jenkins

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