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Lynn Williams, USWNT and NWSL star - 'If I can inspire only one person, I think I've done my job'

The past year has been a journey for Lynn Williams. Last summer, as Black Lives Matter protests swept the country following the murder of George Floyd, she was part of a group of Black players in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) who established the Black Women's Player Collective. The COVID-19 pandemic -- which had kept her from seeing her boyfriend for more than a year -- was ongoing and the Olympics were looming.

A few months before Tokyo 2020, she could feel the early kicks of self-sabotage hitting in.