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- Steph Curry Writes Response To Letter From 9-Year-Old Questioning Lack of Girl Sizes From His Shoe Collection
Sponsored by Under Armour, Curry responds to handwritten letter asking the questions that need answers- November 30, 2018
- Power of the Pen: Meek Mill Pens Essay For New York Times
Released from jail this April, the rapper talks prisoner rights and reform in opinion piece for New York Times.- November 28, 2018
- Be The Change You Want To See: Stevante Clark To Run For Mayor of Sacramento
Brother of Stephon Clark who was killed by Sacramento police earlier this year plans to run for Mayor in 2020- November 26, 2018
The appeal of letter writing, specifically by hand, has become a thing of the past — or so I thought. Thanks to Al Gore’s internet, we have direct access to practically anyone, including the POTUS, should we have something to say. Whether it’s sliding in their DM’s or mentioning them on your TL when Chick-Fil-A got your order wrong that one time; talking to brands, organizations or individuals with the blue check next to their name has become monumentally easier.
It takes nothing to mention your favorite celebrity on Twitter. However, that doesn’t guarantee you a response. The next time I want a response from my fav on the internet I may take 9-year-old Riley Morrison’s approach. Giving the old Twitter fingers a break and whipping out the trusted pen and paper, Morrison wrote a letter to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry to ask the serious questions: why his shoe collection with Under Armour didn’t offer sizes for girls.
In her letter Morrison writes:
“I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too.”
— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) November 26, 2018
Questions That Need Answers (QTNA), Morrison got farther than most, she received a response from Curry via handwritten letter.
Tweeting a picture of his letter, Curry responds saying:
“I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue. Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website. We are correcting this now! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly — so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5’s now and you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6.”
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2018
If I knew it was that easy to talk to one of the most prominent athlete’s on Earth, I would have picked up my pen a long time ago! With daughter’s of his own, Curry knows the importance of access to both men and women, boys and girls. Regardless of the jersey he wears, Curry gives us plenty of reasons to be a fan and effortlessly gave us another.