I Was His Litmus Test: An Autoethnographic Account of Being Groomed in Sport

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Grooming is an ever-increasing concern for sport stakeholders, sport administrators, and parents as sport provides an ideal site for the exploitation of children. Through sharing personal autoethnographic accounts I hope to shed light on seemingly small yet accumulative behaviors that serve as warning signs for sexual assault of a minor through unveiling my experience of being groomed by a former coach. Additionally, a call to action for grooming prevention and boundary education programming in sport are provided.

Prewitt-White is with the Dept. of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Address author correspondence to Tanya R. Prewitt-White at tpw@uic.edu.
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