Ella Masar of the Houston Dash is as transparent as any player in the National Women’s Soccer League. She graciously opened up to us about growing up with a mother who suffers from severe mental illness, losing her father unexpectedly, and her love for teammate and wife, Erin McLeod.

There’s a certain grace and rawness to Ella that we’re certain you’ll enjoy.

If you liked our video on Ella, please check out our piece on Ella’s teammate Kealia Ohai, who is playing at the pro level with just one fully functioning eye.