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Imani McGee-Stafford        

WNBA Player, Mental Health Advocate, Poet & Self-Described Unicorn

Imani McGee-Stafford is an abuse survivor, mental health advocate, poet, and self-described unicorn. She is most notably known for her prolific basketball career. She played collegiately at the University of Texas at Austin where she became the first basketball player, man or woman, to garner over 1000 points, 1000 rebounds, and 200 blocks. She was drafted 10th overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft to the Chicago Sky and has since played for the Atlanta Dream and Dallas Wings. She has also played professionally overseas in Turkey, China, Israel, Australia, and Lebanon.

She currently is in her second year at Southwestern Law School where she hopes to use her to degree to combat the inequities in social policy when it comes to the black community. She founded Hoops and Hope Foundation in 2019, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for all who need one.

Her goal in life is to be whom she needed when she was younger. She does this daily by showing up as her authentic self and showing the world what being a black woman living and dealing with mental illness looks like. She is more than an athlete and encourages everyone to follow their passions and live their truth.


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Dec 17, 2020 ... It was everywhere. “Imani McGee-Stafford, the childhood sexual abuse survivor. ...

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