Medina Dixon, In Her Own Words

Medina Dixon's series "Legacy of Medina Dixon."

Medina Dixon, In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words is a series where I share the ways Black sportswomen are telling their own stories.

Medina Dixon began telling her own story on YouTube in 2020.

Dixon was an Olympian, world and national champion basketball player, who played professionally overseas for more than 10 years.

In 2021, she decided to begin telling her own story on YouTube in 2020. In 2021, she passed away at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. 

Her series, “Legacy of Medina Dixon,” covers many topics: living with epilepsy, going to university, her first overseas trip, playing days in Japan, and more. 

She talked about the things that made up her life, and it’s worth a watch.

“I am in a fight. A big fight, major fight for my life,” she said of pancreatic cancer. “I thought everything going on, with this virus and all that, I would tell my story so that anyone who wants to listen."

Learn more:

Legacy of Medina Dixon story

Medina Dixon: An Athlete to know

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