"I am against discrimination in all forms and the headgear ban serves to discriminate based on religion and unfairly impacts the participation of women and girls," Stewart said. "There is no legitimate safety concern, so why have it? Sports should be accessible to everyone and we have the opportunity as a basketball community to lead the way in that effort so we should."
"It really puts things into perspective. We were out there fighting for other human's safety," Stewart said. "Even in the biggest games (of basketball), you're fighting to do your best, for your teammates and to represent all the work you have put in, but it's not life and death. Though there might be less pressure on me personally because I'm just developing my voice as an activist and there to support the lawyers, etc., who are fighting the battle in court, this is a life and death issue."