USWNT star, Reign legend Megan Rapinoe to host new HBO series

Lindsey Wisniewski
·2 min read

Megan Rapinoe's world takeover continues.

When the U.S. women's soccer star isn't making statements with her epic post-goal celebrations, the OL Reign legend is using her time off the pitch to fight for activism, pay equity, and LQBT rights.

Now, Rapinoe is hosting a new series featuring some of the nation's major political and cultural figures. 

Seeing America With Megan Rapinoe will feature the two-time U.S. World Cup winner in an "ongoing cultural conversation that has been taking place during this significant time in this country's history."

Rapinoe will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Netflix's Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

In the trailer, the star-studded guest panel discusses the upcoming presidential election, the challenges we face as a nation, and how we can move forward together.

It is an honor to host a show with a critical conversation between some of America's most innovative thought leaders. I am so thankful to HBO for providing such a powerful platform for this important dialogue. -- Megan Rapinoe

Rapinoe has long used her platform to advocate for change and justice. 

Recently, U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow apologized to Rapinoe for how the federation responded to her decision to join Colin Kaepernick in protest of racial injustice when she kneeled during the national anthem ahead of USWNT games. She became the first white U.S. pro athlete to kneel during the anthem in 2016. 

Rapinoe joined Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the virtual ESPYs in June, calling for an end to racism. She referenced Kaepernick's ongoing fight for racial injustice. 

Colin Kaepernick never shied away. He knew that discomfort was essential to liberation, and that fighting the oppression against Black people is bigger than sports. So will it be uncomfortable? Yes. In speaking up, will we make mistakes? Yes. That cannot stop us from trying, and not just for a few days or for a few [Instagram] posts. -- Megan Rapinoe

Tune into Seeing America With Megan Rapinoe as the USWNT star once again uses her platform to shed light on important dialogue. The special will air on August 1 on HBO at 7:00 p.m. PT.

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