I was recently asked who my Confidence Super-Mentor is and there is no doubt in my mind that would be Mo’ne Davis. It is no secret that I love sports and when I heard about Mo’ne a year ago I was so inspired, first to have a female athlete to look up to and second to watch someone my own age accomplish so many amazing things. If you haven’t heard about Mo’ne before let me tell you a little about her.
She is in grade 8 and lives in Philadelphia. She plays basketball, soccer and most notably baseball. At the age of thirteen, Mo’ne Davis became the first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series. She was the first Little Leaguer to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the magazine’s sixty-year history. Wow! What I also think is really cool is that she is also an honour roll student!
I love Mo’ne’s story because it is one of hard work, passion, strength, purpose and dedication. Her successes are changing the game for girls in athletics and putting a positive new spin on the phrase, “throw like a girl.” Over the last year I have come up against some barriers as a girl in sports and in those moments I thought about Mo’ne’s story and she gave me the confidence to push through, stay focused and keep trying despite the messages I was receiving around me.
Want to know more about Mo’ne?
Read her book: Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story From First Pitch To Game Changer or watch this great short Documentary about her.
Who is your Confidence Super-Mentor?