Natasha Cloud is the newest member of Converse‘s family.
The 28-year-old Washington Mystics guard joins Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre Jr. in regaining influence within the performance-basketball space for The One Star Brand. While known for her quickness on the court, which contributed to the Mystics’ first-ever WNBA Championship (2018-19), Cloud brings an equally important commitment to advocate-work to Converse.
“The biggest thing,” said Cloud, “is for me to use my platform as a microphone. That’s the goal, be a voice for the voiceless.”
The Broomall, PA-native has extended her leadership efforts beyond the court and into the realm of speaking out against racial injustice. Furthermore, Cloud has vocalized her support for women and the LGBTQ+ community. Converse recently pledged $40 million over four years to the black community through its NIKE, Inc. parent company; it aims to spark change not only within sports, but also within society-at-large with the help of individuals like Cloud.
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“The biggest thing is for me to use my platform as a microphone. That’s the goal, be a voice for the voiceless.” – @t__cloud9. Natasha Cloud most recently shared a powerful piece on @playerstribune against the racial injustices that are affecting Black people in America, and then took to the streets of Philly to demand that message be heard. This is one of many reasons we are both proud and humbled to welcome WNBA champion @t__cloud9 to the family.