Nicole Matuska is the Learn Manager at Women Win. She grew up playing every sport imaginable. If it involved running, moving, competition and falling down and getting muddy or hurt, Nicole was there. Growing up, Nicole was lucky to have had an amazing community of teammates, female sport role models and a supportive family and community that encouraged her to play. However, it wasn't always like that. For a period of two years, as a child , Nicole was Jake. She felt like a boy, stuck in a girls body.

In this story, Nicole reflects on why she called herself Jake, what opportunities and friendships it led her to, and how she discovered herself and became Nicole again.