On Sunday, Centre of Excellence graduate Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah hopes to walk out to represent Everton in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
It would be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream - and a moment she hopes will inspire young female footballers of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Earlier this month, Boye-Hlorkah pledged her commitment to raise awareness of the Anthony Walker Foundation after joining Everton men's defender Mason Holgate on a call with Anthony's mother Gee and sister Dominique.
The Anthony Walker Foundation was established in 2006 following the racially-motivated 2005 murder of Anthony in Huyton and the Blues pair learned more about the Foundation's work and how it is trying to effect positive change across the region and beyond.
To mark Black History Month, Boye-Hlorkah spoke exclusively to evertontv about her experiences of suffering racist abuse and belief that education is key to eradicating racism in future.
She also talked about the positive global impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and how sport has embraced it, and explained why playing in Sunday's cup final would mean so much.
Watch the interview with Boye-Hlorkah above or by clicking here.