"I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period. "
In celebration of Women's Equality Day on Sunday, Golden State Warriors' All-Star guard Stephen Curry penned a powerful essay titled, "This is Personal," in which he addressed the gender wage gap and how the "idea of women's equality has become a little more personal for me, lately, and a little more real."
In the piece published by The Player's Tribune, Curry writes: "Riley and Ryan are growing up so fast. And with Ayesha and I suddenly seeing things through the eyes of these daughters of ours, who we brought into this world, and now are raising to live in this world … you know, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the idea of women’s equality has become a little more personal for me, lately, and a little more real."
"I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period. I want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rulebook for what they should think, or be, or do. And I want them to grow up believing that they can dream big, and strive for careers where they’ll be treated fairly."
"And of course: paid equally."
Curry's comments come on the heels of his first annual girls only basketball camp, which he intends to run every year for the foreseeable future.
You can check out his full essay here.