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Raffaella Keshishian | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I come from generations of athletes in my family. From middle school on I was a competitive basketball player and sprinter (100, 200 and 4×100 relay). Then in 10th Grade I tore my ACL and had to stop playing basketball competitively. I’m still involved with the game anyway I can be, but I also know that my playing days are over. Today, I have a love of learning through sports and a love of sports through learning. Injury and lack of talent lead me here but, just like Ben Frank once said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” I’ve loved to write since I was a little girl. And, as I got older, the idea of writing about sports–including controversial issues–became a dream of mine. TSC is helping me achieve that dream! All it takes is for one person to believe in you!

  • Sport of Expertise: Basketball, track & field, external factors of sporting athletes’ lives that reflect their playing

  • Favorite Teams: Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, Cincinnati Bengals

  • Favorite Players: LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, DeMar DeRozan, Lolo Jones, Florence Griffith Joyner

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