As part of celebrating Black History Month, select Dallas Wings will answer questions and reflect on what the month means to them. Today’s question and answer is with forward/center Azurá Stevens. A 2018 All-Rookie Team selection, Stevens averaged 8.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game her first year in the WNBA.
Q: What does Black History Month mean to you?
A: To me, Black History Month means a time of reflection on all of the amazing African American role models and leaders in the world. It means so much to me that I believe its something to be recognized everyday, not just during the month of February. Black History Month inspires me to keep chasing my dreams and be a positive role model for the youth of the future.
Q: Who are some of your role models as it relates to Black History Month?
A: My biggest role model in relation to Back History Month is my grandmother, Corrine Stevens. Despite the challenges she faced during the Civil Rights Movement, she persevered and continued to grow and blossom in many ways as a young black woman. She taught me the value of knowledge and wisdom.
Q: What does Black History Month mean to the WNBA?
A: Black History Month means we have overcome barriers in so many ways where they were once dominant.
Q: What is a message you have for everyone as we continue to move forward with change?
A: As we continue forward with change, take note from the leaders of the past and never stop pressing forward because there is so much more left to be accomplished! Happy Black History Month!