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Tayla Harris Just Changed The Game

Tayla Harris is the woman young girls see, to believe. But her latest photo means much more for the game.

By Emily J. Brooks

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Tayla Harris is the woman young girls see, to believe. But her latest photo means much more for the game.

By Emily J. Brooks

Kicking a footy with the boys has always been fun but a little intimidating. Firstly because I identify as extremely uncoordinated but also because I identify as a woman. And the guys I watched on the field and my television were always, well, guys.

Most Saturday nights in Winter I would be seated in front of the television with my dad and his friends and their boys and my mum, because she is the biggest footy fan of us all, and we’d watch the Adelaide Crows win (if it was the late ‘90s) and lose (if it was any other year).

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As she sat in the media storm this morning, Tayla Harris felt “empowered” and a little “warm inside”, after the AFL community backed her following the backlash. She also posted the photo again with the caption: “Here’s a pic of me at work…. Think about this before your derogatory comments, animals.” Boom.

“A lot of people [have] got on board including Patrick Dangerfield and other high-profile people [who] posted the photo and said ‘let’s share this rather than deleting it and letting them win essentially’,” she told RSN Radio.

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