The Players’ Tribune


I loved being a cheerleader and I’m thankful for the trials and tribulations during my third year, as well as the extraordinary opportunities during all three of my years… but I had to make the choice that having God was more important than losing my identity in the uniform. For me, it was about staying true and trusting that my faith was growing in Jesus Christ.

To all the women: When speaking up, you may feel small, you may experience resistance, your voice may crack, your knees may shake, your eyes may tear up, your heartbeat may race and your palms may sweat… do it scared anyway, knowing you have a valuable place in this world.

I am praying for a positive difference and for women to rise up together with support and love. I have faith! ❤️🙏🏻 #cheeringforGod

Thank you so much The Players’ Tribune for having genuine hearts and the passion to make a difference! And thank you to everyone who has shown me love and God’s truth throughout this process. Your prayers are the best gift!

With joy and love,

Kristan Ann 🙂

1 Comment

  1. So sorry you had to go through that. The more I learn about those in charge of the NFL and its teams, the less respect I have for them. I am astounded that you and the other girls did not have the athletic support that you needed. High schools and colleges have more support for their cheer teams than you had! I pray that your stand will lead to real change that will help those still in that mess. But even if it doesn’t, you can be proud of the way you have stood up and used the platform God has provided. A good and faithful servant.

    BTW, congratulations on becoming a member of the family April 10, 2016! I was saved in April too, but a few years earlier. New life in the spring! 🙂

    If I never have the privilege of meeting you in person down here, I’m glad I’ll get to see you when we get home. Stay strong and know that I’m praying for you.

    For His Glory,

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