We’re especially interested in unique personal stories about your soccer life and social life and the friendships you’ve built along the way. We want unique and diverse points of view, varied cultural perspectives with original reporting, and illustrations. We want stories about soccer, of course! But we also want girl-centric stories that you’re passionate about and that only you could tell. We want to hear what you’re obsessed with a new app, what you think about before a game, who’s on your playlist, how you deal with things like cramps at practice or how badly your soccer bag smells. We want to know why you love scary movies and how excited you are to wear sequins to your best friend’s birthday party.
We love essays that muse on soccer and how the game fascinates and frustrates you. And we also love essays about positive body image, the perfect post game smoothie, learning to be an adult, friendships, boy cheerleaders, the weirdness of relationships, and coping through tough times (whether it be a major crises, or why the better in your shoe made you hate youself). We want stories that make us feel like we’re all in this together, whether it’s an essay on how sexy your new cleats make you feel or how you convinced your team manager to get you all Coachella tickets.