In North Kansas City, Missouri, 13-year-old Nevaeh Spillman is all the talk at Maple Park Middle School. Nevaeh started playing football at the tender age of 4 and is now breaking gender norms for being the only female player on her school's football team.
In an interview with WDAF, Spillman says:
"I was nervous in the beginning because I had never played for a school. I’ve always played in leagues."
With almost 10 years of experience, all of her hard work is definitely paying off. Despite what others may feel about her playing football, her teammate, Daivion Allen admits that "she does have a good arm." He goes on to say, "It doesn’t matter whether you are a girl or boy quarterback, it matters what you do on the field [and] Nevaeh can do a lot on the field."
You go girl!
Young Nevaeh hopes to pave the way and be inspiration for other young girls who want to play football.
"Most girls don’t get recognized for playing this kind of sport, so when you hear people talking about you, it makes you feel good."
Now that's what you call Black Girl Magic at its finest!