Megan Rapinoe writing book, wants to 'inspire people to find what they can do'

The USWNT co-captain's book is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020.

Megan Rapinoe has been largely outspoken about social injustices, especially within the LGBTQ community.   -  Getty Images

Megan Rapinoe will be adding author to her resume.

The USWNT co-captain is writing a book, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020, The New York Times reported Thursday.

“I hope this book will inspire people to find what they can do, and in turn inspire other people around them to do the same,” Rapinoe said.

The book, which has yet to receive a title, will be published by Penguin Press and will be about more than sports.

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It will include aspects and personal lessons Rapinoe learned throughout her life, according to Penguin Press president and editor in chief Ann Godoff.

“A lot of women, great women soccer players, have written memoirs,” Godoff said. “Megan has a different platform.”

While watching the World Cup, she said, “I thought, ‘Here’s a woman who is comfortable in her own skin,’” and noted her own children’s excitement about Rapinoe’s authenticity.

“She’s just operating from this very honest and straightforward and ‘This is who I am’ place,” Godoff added. “I think that’s what many people aspire to.”

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Rapinoe, who helped the USWNT secure its second World Cup victory in a row and fourth overall title, has been largely outspoken about social injustices, especially within the LGBTQ community.

She famously said before the U.S. won the World Cup that if the team did, the team would not go to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump due to his policies.

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