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High School Athlete Reveals What Trans Player's Aggressive Move Did to Her: 'My Life Has Forever Been Changed'

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A North Carolina high school athlete who still feels the effects of an injury suffered while competing against a male competing on a women’s volleyball team said Thursday that her life will never be what it was.

In September, Payton McNabb took a spike to the face from a player on the opposing team who, despite being a male, was allowed to play on a women’s team under North Carolina rules.

She told legislators that the force of the blow injured her severely.

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“I suffered from a concussion and neck injury that to this day I’m still recovering from,” she said.

“Other injuries I still suffer from today include impaired vision, paralysis on my right side, constant headaches, as well as anxiety and depression,” she said.



“I was unable to play the rest of my last volleyball season, and although I am currently playing softball, I am not able to perform as well as I know I have in the past because of the injury,” McNabb said.

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“My ability to learn, retain, comprehend has also been impaired, and I require accommodations at school for testing because of this. I could go on and on about how this incident has affected my life, but I’m not here for that.”

“I’m not here for me. Because for me, I know that my time playing is coming to an end. I am here for every biological female athlete behind me: my little sister, my cousins, my teammates,” McNabb continued.

“Allowing biological males to compete against biological females is dangerous. I may be the first to come before you with an injury, but if this doesn’t pass, I won’t be the last.”

According to WLOS, McNabb was speaking about a bill called the  Fairness in Women’s Sports Act that has passed the state House and is awaiting action in the North Carolina Senate.

The bill requires athletes to only compete on teams that are of the sex they were born with.

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She jabbed the North Carolina High School Athletic Association policy that allows transgenders to play, noting that it says it supports “a level playing field in a safe, competitive and friendly environment free of discrimination.”

“Clearly, that does not include biological female athletes,” she said.

“My ability to compete was taken from me. Having to play against biological males is not a level playing field, and it is most definitely not safe,” she said, according to WLOS.

“Due to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association policy allowing biological males to compete against biological females, my life has forever been changed,” she said.

As a result of her injury while playing for Hiwassee Dam High School, the Cherokee County School District said its teams would forfeit all further scheduled volleyball matches against the Highlands School rather than play against a team with a male, according to WLOS.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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