The Women's Football Diary: Anita Asante

Oct 09, 2020, 06:00 AM

Alasdair Hooper hosts the latest episode of The Women's Football Diary with Aston Villa defender Anita Asante.

The England international, and former Arsenal and Chelsea player, is one of the most successful players around but her journey has coincided with plenty of personal realisations along the way.
Right now she is homing in on the norm, or rather society’s perception of what is normal. That ranges from body image to the current situation around the Black Lives Matter movement and is why she says those perceptions need to change.
She’s had plenty of personal experience with going against the perceived norm - she knew herself that she was different from an early age, but it wasn’t until her football career took her outside of this country that she actually openly came out to her parents.
A large part of that was that word again – the norm.


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Music: Dan Henig