Nike x Megan Rapinoe
Victory used to mean one winner and one loser, but Megan Rapinoe has other ideas. Check out how she's using her platform to change what it means to win.
Megan Rapinoe is a champion in every sense of the word. But all the trophies, medals and accolades are just fuel to fire her true cause—creating a space where everyone wins. Whether she's taking a knee for racial justice or standing up for equal pay in women's football, Megan has always leveraged her status to better the position of others. Now she's spreading her message through a new collection with Nike called Victory Redefined.
"Victory Redefined means sharing the spotlight and valuing people for who they are. When we appreciate, value and trust each other, that's when we get the best out of everyone".
With this collection, Megan is encouraging people everywhere to translate their personal wins into bigger wins for the broader community. Leading by example, Megan is sharing her spotlight to speak up for those who don't always get the microphone.
"My biggest goal is to redefine what it means to be successful as an athlete", she says. "I love playing football and it's given me so much. But the most amazing thing it's given me is a platform that I can use to express myself and fight for the things that I love".
That's why she's pushing for victory to be more inclusive. For Megan, true victory celebrates diversity and acknowledges the collective effort needed to succeed. And she's the first to admit she is just one part of her success. "Obviously, I'm the one out there playing on the pitch", she says. "But I always look at it like a 'we' thing and not just a 'me' thing".
"When we work together, when we care about each other, when we make decisions with other people in mind, we all benefit".
The Megan Rapinoe Collection is designed to give everybody their moment. With the vision of bringing success out of the binary of winners and losers, Victory Redefined opens up the podium to all. Here, the spoils no longer only go to the victors—the spoils are for all.