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Body Issue 2016: Chris Mosier Behind the Scenes

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The power of photos

Photograph By Nancy Weisman/ESPN

"I was so overjoyed and excited by the opportunity to be a part of this and what it would mean for my community that I failed to remember that being in the Body Issue as a transgender person would make me vulnerable in a different way -- there are still many people who do not understand my identity and who make negative, hateful and threatening comments online. But each one is a reminder of why it is so important for me to be visible as an athlete and continue to do my advocacy work. I am fortunate to have a great network of family, friends and teammates who helped to support me."