It is true that many, many professional athletes are involved in social causes and charities. But few, like Colin Kaepernick, engage to a level that puts their own comfort and career at risk.
One such person is Megan Rapinoe: Olympic gold medalist, two-time Women's World Cup champion, and 2019 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.
Beyond her massive professional success, Megan is a feminist icon, an idol to many. In recent times she’s become one of the faces of the equal pay movement, speaking up profusely on the issue in relation to the U.S. women’s soccer team during the last World Cup, capturing the attention of millions.
Megan is also a gay icon. Her activism for LGBTQAI+ rights has earned her accolades, awards, support, and rejection all over the globe.
Being no stranger to advocacy and controversy, Megan took yet another bold step in 2019, getting involved with a cannabis company. Since then, the famed athlete has been sponsored by Mendi, a company focused on making CBD sports recovery products for athletes. Other big-name athletes like WNBA all-star Nneka Ogwumike and Sue Bird are also part of the Mendi family.
“I wanted a healthier, more natural option for pain management, sleep aid, relaxation while flying, and general recovery.”
Megan’s sister and Mendi’s CEO, Rachael Rapinoe, said that CBD has been central to both her and her sister’s training and recovery – for a few years.
“I wanted a healthier, more natural option for pain management, sleep aid, relaxation while flying, and general recovery,” Megan said during an exclusive chat on Friday. “Mendi’s mission really stuck with me. The desire to serve the athletes and be our trusted brand, but also their commitment to a healthier lifestyle, and changing the status quo …