Personal Narrative: A Women's Soccer Team

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I am a native of Ethiopia. The environment I lived in was pessimistic. I grew up holding back on my dreams and not being the best I can be. As I progressed in school, I was always told that I could not make it and that I was weak. Girls do not have that much value in my society; therefore, I was told I had no power and I could not achieve what I sought. I went to a predominately male school. My school had ample opportunities for the majority of the students, but not for me since I am a girl. I love to play soccer and wanted to play since third grade; however, I could not play because they only had a male soccer team. The students and faculty believed that soccer was only for men. I had many trials and tribulations in hopes of joining the so …show more content…
He was amazed that I had good self-esteem and he asked me if I wanted to be on the soccer team. I was really ecstatic to hear that, but he said if I wanted to play I had to bring 13 girls who were interested. Amazingly, there were many girls who were interested but were scared to play because of the negative environment however; eventually, they agreed to join me. That is how my school had its first official women’s soccer team. We had some really good memories that we made as a team, and when I was playing for my school got another chance to even play in the city because my coach saw my potential. I became a professional soccer athlete in my city. The money that I was receiving did not matter to me; all that mattered was my love of the game. I tried my hardest and never gave up. I did not want my gender to hold me back from what I really wanted to do. All of us in the soccer team was in the same page so we put our head in the game. Our soccer team was the best because we played as a …show more content…
My school did not have a women’s soccer team, but that did not stop me. I joined the men’s soccer team being the only girl in the team. It has been a hard struggle but I have learnt that I am capable of accomplishing anything if I work hard enough. Nothing did stop me there I joined many club and organization and that helped me to be a great leader. I learned that leader ship is a broad meaning to different type of people. Some might interpret it as being superior over there team mates. I learned to have different perception when it comes to being an effective leader. Leadership is not about ordering around your fellow team mates, nor is it expressed by being passive to every mistakes made by the group you are

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