When nine-year-old Riley Morrison asked her dad for the new Curry 5 kicks, she was ready to start her new basketball season in style. After looking at the Under Armour store online, she realized that there weren’t any Curry 5 shoes on sale in the ‘girls’ section. Instead of giving up, Riley took action and chose to speak up because “girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.” She wrote a letter to Steph Curry that circulated on social media and eventually found it’s way to him.
— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) November 26, 2018
According to Teen Vogue who spoke with Riley and her father Chris Morrison, she wrote the letter because “it seems unfair that the shoes are only in the boys’ section and not in the girls’ section. I wanted to help make things equal for all girls, because girls play basketball too.”
Steph Curry immediately took action himself, making sure to not only get a pair of his shoes to her, but also worked with Under Armour to correct the issue on their online site. This won’t be the last we see of Riley Morrison either, because Curry is making sure to invite her to his International Women’s Day celebration on March 8th in Oakland.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2018
Thank you Riley, for speaking up for all the young girls out there and igniting change.
‘Girls want to rock the Curry 5s too.’
Yeah they do! Thanks for speaking up for all young girls, Riley. https://t.co/w6oix6RHRO
— WNBA (@WNBA) November 29, 2018