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Women + Sports Chicago

Earlier this month, ESPNw held its 2nd annual espnW: Women + Sports, Chicago event, self-described as "Thought leaders and experts from across the industry will explore topics including Women and Leadership, the Sports Industry Future and the Business of Women and Sports."

Here are some highlights from the body issue panel, featuring Christen Press, captain of the Chicago Red Stars and a member of the U.S. women's national team.

1. Body Image And The 2016 ESPN Magazine Body Issue.

"I still don't know if I did the right thing."



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2. Femininity And Physicality.

"Do you worry about becoming too muscular?"

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3. The Pressure To Be Pretty.

"It's a huge part of how much money the athletes are making."

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4. Uniform Issues.

"Soccer uniforms are usually made for men. So a lot of women, we don't like how they fit us."

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5. Advice For Middle-School Girls Participating In Sports.

"Middle school is the worst age for everything."

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6. The Whole Panel, With Press, Tori Bowie, Amanda Bingson and April Ross.

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See also: 20 Things You've Never Known About Christen Press.

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Posted on Oct 22, 2021