Michelle Heyman became one of the first sports stars to come out about her sexuality. Michelle shares how that journey actually opened up so many conversations with parents who connected with her about their own children’s sexuality.
Michelle Heyman has played locally, internationally, in a World Cup and at the Olympics! Michelle also struggled with her own anxiety, and almost quit the sport after the loss of her cousin who inspired her to get into soccer. She started to seek support and learn about her own mental health and now shares her stories with others, especially the younger generation, in the hopes of creating a safe environment that will help build leadership, positive attitude, and to just have fun! Her main goal is empowering women in sport and whatever they set out to achieve, and to learn to love and smile when they are playing. Heyman is also a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community.