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Free as a Bird

CARRIE LYELL TALKS TO WNBA LEGEND SUE BIRD ABOUT PLAYING BALL AND COMING OUT, AND FINDS OUT WHY RETIREMENT IS THE LAST THING ON HER MIND

PHOTOS

HAYLEY YOUNG

HAIR + MAKE-UP

ERIN SKIPLEY

STYLING

EMILIE MASLOW

SUE WEARS

RIBBED TANK

BY ENZA COSTA

HIGH WAISTED DENIM

BY MOTHER

GOLD/LEATHER CUFF

BY JENNYBIRD

@SWAY & CAKE

The year is 2002, and 21-year-old UConn alumnus Sue Bird from Long Island, New York is heading 2,856 miles to Seattle as the first overall pick for the Storm in the WNBA draft, unsure what life on the west coast might bring.

Just a few years later, and the “ponytailed point guard” has won just about everything there is to win in women’s basketball, including the league championship, the World Championship and Olympic gold. Fast forward to today, and Sue is still in Seattle. Still playing. And, more importantly, still winning.

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We’ve scored big this month, netting a photo shoot with WNBA legend Sue Bird. In an exclusive cover interview with DIVA editor Carrie Lyell, Bird opens up about her 15 seasons in the league, her relationship with US soccer star Megan Rapinoe, and tells us why it’s taken her until now to talk publicly about her sexuality. Also in this issue… DIVA Power List 2017: Who are your movers and shakers of the past 12 month? “I could fall in love with anybody” - singer songwriter Rae Morris chats to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about sexual fluidity Model Queers: We meet the badass women challenging beauty ideals Lucie Barât: “We’re all rock and roll” She shoots, she scores: We catch up with gifted striker Lianne Sanderson The family who play together: Some of our favourite sportswomen thank their loved ones Do you speak #Lesmoji? Try our film quiz. PLUS: Travel, family, reviews and more!
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