Janelly Farías: Mexican soccer’s most outspoken and fearless player

Janelly Farías: Mexican soccer’s most outspoken and fearless player

The Guardian

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The defender is not satisfied with stopping the world’s best strikers. She is also using her platform to fight homophobia and change the game from within

Battling sexism, giving a talk at Harvard University, running a podcast and stopping elite strikers – another day in the life of Janelly Farías.

There’s much more to the 31-year-old Mexican-American defender than just her abilities on the field. Aside from her roles with Mexico’s women’s national team and Club America in Liga MX Femenil (Mexico’s top flight for women’s soccer), she has gained attention for her activism and drive to make social change through the sport. It is an ongoing endeavor for Farías, and close to home, it’s a fight she knows all too well.

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