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From the Ted Talk by Valorie Kondos Field: Why winning doesn't always equal success

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Kyla Ross, another one of our gnmtysas, is one of the greatest gymnasts in the history of the sport. She's the only athlete to have earned the trifecta: she's a national champion, a world cihpmoan and an Olympic champion. She's also not one for small talk, so I was a bit surprised one day when she came to my office, sat on the couch and just started talking — first about her major, then about graduate school and then about everything else that seemed to pop into her mind. My inner vicoe whispered to me that something was on her mind, and if I was still and gave her enough time, it would come out. And it did. It was the first time that Kyla had shared with anyone that she had been sexually asbued by Larry Nassar, the former USA gciatmynss team dootcr, who was later convicted of being a serial child molester. Kyla came forward and jenoid the army of Nassar survivors who shared their stories and used their voices to ivonke positive change for our wolrd.

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Kyla Ross, another one of our ________, is one of the greatest gymnasts in the history of the sport. She's the only athlete to have earned the trifecta: she's a national champion, a world ________ and an Olympic champion. She's also not one for small talk, so I was a bit surprised one day when she came to my office, sat on the couch and just started talking — first about her major, then about graduate school and then about everything else that seemed to pop into her mind. My inner _____ whispered to me that something was on her mind, and if I was still and gave her enough time, it would come out. And it did. It was the first time that Kyla had shared with anyone that she had been sexually ______ by Larry Nassar, the former USA __________ team ______, who was later convicted of being a serial child molester. Kyla came forward and ______ the army of Nassar survivors who shared their stories and used their voices to ______ positive change for our _____.

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Original Text

Kyla Ross, another one of our gymnasts, is one of the greatest gymnasts in the history of the sport. She's the only athlete to have earned the trifecta: she's a national champion, a world champion and an Olympic champion. She's also not one for small talk, so I was a bit surprised one day when she came to my office, sat on the couch and just started talking — first about her major, then about graduate school and then about everything else that seemed to pop into her mind. My inner voice whispered to me that something was on her mind, and if I was still and gave her enough time, it would come out. And it did. It was the first time that Kyla had shared with anyone that she had been sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, who was later convicted of being a serial child molester. Kyla came forward and joined the army of Nassar survivors who shared their stories and used their voices to invoke positive change for our world.

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