ESPY Awards Break Gender Norms

On Wednesday night Dannica Patrick will take the stage at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, as she becomes the first female to host the ESPY Awards. Patrick is no stranger to spearheading social change. She has become a household name throughout the past decade by making a name for herself as the most successful female in NSACAR history. While Patrick hung up her helmet in May, she looks forward to continuing to make an impact in regards to women’s equality throughout sports. When asked about the opportunity to host the ESPYS Patrick stated that “I have a things for doing things for the first times as a women, so I’m going to be the first women to host the ESPYS”.

Dannica Patrick continues to be an inspiration to young female athletes across the globe that continue to disrupt common societal barriers constructed by social norms. We here at GoodSport look forward to watching Dannica and ESPYS on Wednesday night.