Stephen Curry shared his hopes and dreams for his daughters, Riley and Ryan, in a powerful essay titled This is Personal.
Curry, who has three kids with his wife Ayesha Curry, penned the essay in honor of Women’s Equality Day. In the essay, he opened up about what he hopes his daughters will achieve one day, mentioning that his oldest, Riley, currently wants to be ‘a basketball player cook’ when she grows up.
Curry went on to detail his female-centric upbringing, writing, “Growing up, I was lucky to be raised by my mom, Sonya — an incredible and fiercely principled woman who had the courage and vision to open her own school, the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman.”
He added, “And for the last seven years, I’ve been lucky to be married to another incredible and fiercely principled woman, in Ayesha — who is both a successful business owner and the most amazing mother to our three kids. So for my whole life, really, I feel like I’ve been receiving this education on what it means to be a woman in America.”
He went on to elaborate on the lessons he learned from his company of strong women.
He wrote, “And one lesson from that education that’s really stood out to me is: to always stay listening to women, to always stay believing in women, and — when it comes to anyone’s expectations for women — to always stay challenging the idea of what’s right.”
He continued that he wanted his daughters to grow up without boundaries placed on their success and where their gender did not determine their options.
He elaborated, “I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period. I want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rulebook for what they should think, or be, or do. And I want them to grow up believing that they can dream big, and strive for careers where they’ll be treated fairly.”
The essay was published in The Players Tribune.