March 10, 2022

166. Women's Locker Talk® Podcast Hosted by Hannah Valenzuela

166. Women's Locker Talk® Podcast Hosted by Hannah Valenzuela

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In episode 13, Taj Dashaun of Thrive After Sports, joins me in the locker room to discuss his career as a Division 1 football player, misconceptions of football players, his mental health struggles after his football career ended and the myth of Black athletic superiority as well as other false, insidious and unacceptable theories that Black men of sport deal with.

Taj Dashaun is an author, motivational public speaker, and Athlete Transition Coach. When his football career ended, Taj struggled heavily with depression during a time where the vocabulary did not yet exist to discuss topics like this- especially for a Black, male athlete. Like many student-athletes, because he was so focused on the game, he never fully developed a clear vision for his life.

After several years of struggle, Taj began to take his eyes off of himself and focused on serving others. He now runs holistic programs for retired athletes who, like he once was, are struggling to adapt to life after the game. Not only does Taj help former players land jobs and start businesses, he helps them find fulfillment in every area of their lives. It has become his personal mission and passion to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration and uncertainty associated with life post-athletics.

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