Libby Stout

Libby is one of my favourite humans, a down-to-earth genuine friend. Libby is also a super nerd and loves wearing superhero undergarments.

Where are you from and what is the best thing about being from there?

I am from Kentucky. I love being from Kentucky, because it’s unique, I am very Kentucky-proud. I also love breaking down stereotypes, because people think we’re all hillbilly and stuff; I surprise people when I actually wear shoes! Haha.

Why do you play soccer?

Because I like to, haha. I have had opportunities to travel all over the world and meet new people, and I enjoy doing something that I am good at and enjoy playing the game.

If you had to stop playing soccer tomorrow and money wasn’t a consideration, what would you want your profession to be?

I’d love to be a chill band member, not super talented, but gets by with a little bit, like a rhythm guitarist or something. Not the star of a band, maybe a background singer. No pressure, you know. Also, I’d love to have my own brewery, and be a brewmaster. Yeah, that would be sweet.

What is your strongest attribute and where does that come from?

That’s hard! Well I think people enjoy being around me, my sense of humour, charisma. I hope that I make people feel comfortable and they can be themselves around me. I think I get this from my Mom, my family is like that, too.

Growing up did you feel constrained by gender? How have you overcome this?

I will never forget this one moment when I was about eight. I wasn’t allowed to play flag football ‘cause I was a girl. Even though I was way better than all those little boys. I will never forget that – I think it fuelled my fire, I was really mad but I felt like I was too young to have a voice with it.
I feel like I’ve always stood up for injustices, maybe not outwardly when I was younger, but now when I see things like that, it fires me up.

What is one thing you do that makes you feel proud?

Probably relating to music. When I built my own guitar, that was one of the coolest moments I’ve ever had — I was so proud of the work I did.

Also, the first time I did an open mic I was really nervous but it was really cool. Probably the first time I felt like I did something really awesome outside of the soccer field, which didn’t feel normal to me. It’s what I want to feel when I am done with soccer.