Expanding upon our mission to raise the visibility of women and girls in sports, we are launching a new video series to tell the under-told stories of Black female athletes. The series will be called Onyx: Celebrating Black Women in Sports and will be hosted by MSG Network commentator and former Georgetown University basketball captain Monica McNutt.
The series will include long-form video podcasts and short-form social media vignettes. The videos will showcase interviews with athletes and coaches, as well as women on the business side of the sports industry. We plan to share their unique life stories and experiences of breaking barriers to achieve success.
“The climate in our country right now is tense, but important conversations and changes are taking shape. I am really excited to join GoodSport in an effort to illuminate some amazing black women in sports. I’m confident that their stories will inspire the next generation of young athletes to follow their sports dreams,” said McNutt.
The series will discuss sports, of course, but will also delve into important conversations about how sports can help reshape societal views and bring people together. McNutt added,
“I chose the name Onyx because it makes me think of a beautiful, strong, black gemstone. Black onyx is known for its ability to transform negative energy and support emotional and physical stamina in stressful situations. Those powers make black women pillars in our communities and in sport, despite often being forgotten by society at large.”
The Onyx series will make sure that women who have been gemstones in their competitive spaces are celebrated for all that they are.