Rian Mobley | Augusta, GA
Georgia Southern University Track & Field Team Member
Written by Malik Brown
"I think a lot of us that do play sports, we've done it so long that we don't know who we’ll be without it. That was kind of my thing. Like, what is this? I've been doing this all my life, and what happens once I'm done?
I'm still competitive, but it's not as hard to the point I’m thinking I have to be first all the time. There's room for everybody to win at this point, and I think that's given me a lot of freedom and peace that I didn't have before.
When I had to tell my coach I was done with track, I had a whole breakdown to be honest. He knew what I was saying, but I wasn't saying anything because I was too busy crying.
After playing sports, I can say I'm still learning more about myself. I'm an artist and a storyteller. I am both of those things, and all those things. I explore and transcend time. I'm still timely and keep up with my schedule, because I think I will never be able to get rid of that part and getting up early, but it works in my favor."
Watch Rian's Interview
Creative Direction: Nia Symone / Tyrone McClendon
Director of Photography: Scoot Took It
GFX by: Ethan Garner
Story Written by: Malik Brown