Mickey Guyton Performs at ESPYs 2022

Mickey Guyton lent her voice to an empowering tribute to girls in sports activities and the strides they’ve made — and the bottom left to cowl — on the 2022 ESPY Awards on July 20. Throughout the Los Angeles-hosted award present, quite a few girls athletes took the stage to deal with the fiftieth anniversary of the Title XI laws, which went into impact in 1972 and prohibits sex-based discrimination in any federally funded academic applications.

Guyton’s efficiency of her 2020 observe “What Are You Going to Inform Her?” was preceded by legendary tennis participant Billie Jean King, who questioned the viewers, “How do you measure 50 years? Within the wins? Within the variety of obstacles you’ve got overcome? The gap nonetheless to go?” Title XI “modified the sport, but it surely’s only a begin,” King stated earlier than Guyton started singing.

Guyton ultimately paused her rousing rendition of the gender-discrimination-focused observe in order that extra girls in sports activities may ship remarks, together with Lisa Leslie, Brandi Chastain, and Carolyn Peck. Later, Jocelyn Alo, Layshia Clarendon, Chloe Kim, Oksana Masters, Allyson Felix, and Aly Raisman additionally spoke to the viewers in regards to the progress nonetheless to be made in equality for girls in sports activities.

“To be sincere, it is exhausting attempting to persuade the world of our skill, I imply come on, of our humanity, I imply come on, of our value, I imply actually, come on,” soccer star Megan Rapinoe stated. “We’re not your charity . . . and we’re actually not the protect to disclaim school athletes equal pay or trans children equal rights.”

Guyton then transitioned into her tune “Remember Her Name,” singing, “Bear in mind her laughing / by way of all of the ache / Bear in mind the lady that did not let something get in her manner / Bear in mind her identify,” as much more athletes joined her on stage.

The highly effective and emotional second had the gang on their ft cheering and clapping alongside on the Dolby Theatre.

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