Since seventh grade, Lexi Dressing has been tackling gender stereotypes as the only girl on her school football team. Now a junior, Lexi is the kicker for Nation Ford High School’s varsity team.
Lexi’s story was featured on the PBS series, Outside the Box. PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country were challenged to profile young people breaking down stereotypes. The story was produced by Sydney Miller, a junior at Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill.
View Lexi’s story on Outside the Box.
ABOUT THE SERIES
From new military combat roles for women to Hollywood pay equity, gender politics played a big role in the news this past year. But how do preconceived notions about gender affect the lives of middle and high school students?
We challenged PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country to profile young people breaking down stereotypes. How does it feel to be the only girl in the room, or boy on the team?
These stories include young welders, pilots, hunters, dancers and game designers. Several explore LGBTQ identity.