You don't know me, and I don't know you. I have seen you on television before but I honestly don't care too much for sports, so I didn't know much about your career as a sports broadcaster...until now.
I now know you wanted to be a sports broadcaster since you were a little girl, and that even though you were a female, you didn't let it stop you. You chose an unbalanced male-dominate work field that berated you for your beauty, but it also used your looks to achieve higher numbers for their gain. No matter how great of a reporter you were/are, it didn't matter. You are a Woman who chose to not fit the mold and you were punished for it.
I don't know if you will ever read this letter but if you do...
I want you to know that as a WOMByn, I support you. You were targeted by a sick individual and then was treated as if YOU had done something wrong. Erin, please know this above all else, you did nothing wrong. You are beautiful, smart, worthy and powerful. Nothing has changed the ESSENCE of who you are. This experience rocked you to your roots but on the other side of this, your roots will be stronger.
I don't take what happened to you lightly. I have been the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, treated unfairly in the work place and live in the same society as you. The society that tries to tell me I need to be "less than" because I am a woman. But through living through all of my experiences, I realize just how beautifully empowered I AM because I AM a woman.
I carry life and bring it Earthside. I can feed a human life with my breasts, even though the society I live in tells me that is shameful. I have hips that sway and undulate to a rhythm only they understand, and it can turn heads without me even trying. I need to take things slowly during the time of the month of my menstrual cycle, not because I am weak, but because I choose to honor my body and allow it space to rest and be nourished. I have a wonderful gift of intuition and I love that when I trust that voice, that fire, I am propelled even further into my own greatness.
So, Erin, if you choose to end your career as a sports announcer, I would totally get it. Truly. And if you decide to continue you on, I totally get that too. There are no judgments here, and I know many others who support you and are free of judgment, as well. I just wanted to say that whatever way you choose to live your life; as a Woman, as a human being, I support you, In supporting one another we unite; and when you unite with others who want to live in a world of genuine, heartfelt and supportive relationships, it makes the living not as a burden but as a experience to live and learn from. You are not alone. I connect with you, and I know so many other people in this World do to.