SJU Alumnae Natasha Cloud Embraces Activism with WNBA's Mystics
The following is an excerpt from the Washington Post about former Saint Joseph's standout and current Washington Mystics star Natasha Cloud. A link to the WashingtonPost.com full story, which was written by Ava Wallace, follows the excerpt
She was not among the Mystics’ leading scorers that night, but she would be their only player to address the media.
Her voice quavering but strong, Cloud, 27, read a prepared statement on behalf of the team rather than answer questions about the game. She followed through on plans she announced the day before on Instagram to hold a “media blackout” to address only gun violence in Washington.
Cloud’s public action came together over
“This is my fifth year in the league, and it took me five years to be like, I know something’s wrong, but how do I use my voice? What is my voice? Who am I to speak on the situation?” Cloud said. “You know, I didn’t grow up that way. I grew up in a privileged, white family. How do I correlate that?”