Beyond the Uniform (BU)



This session will examine the complexities of being a minority student-athlete in a predominantly white community. The student-athletes will be asked to discuss their sport identity and how it works positively and negatively to impact their mental health journeys. They will dive into the role social media has played in giving them a voice in building their brand and identity with authenticity. They will also discuss how being a student-athlete has defined or impacted their self-value and purpose.


How to Cite: Gadson, K. (2022) “Beyond the Uniform (BU)”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 23(1).