Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner says she's six-foot-eight of proof that it gets better.

The 22-year-old Griner, a former Baylor center star who was twice named AP Player of the Year, on Wednesday released a video for the It Gets Better Project, which encourages bullied LGBT teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life eventually gets better.

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“I'm walking proof right now that it gets better,” Griner says in the 1-minute video. “Somebody that grew up taller than everybody. A little bit different than everybody. Always voiced my opinion on my sexuality and who I was. As an individual, you know, I got teased. The big hands, the deep voice, big feet, just I got teased. And it was hard growing up. But you have to find an outlet. Basketball was my outlet.”

“No matter what anybody tells you or picks on you or says 'you're different,' 'you're a freak.' No, you're not. You are beautiful who you are.”

“Six-eight walking proof it gets better,” Griner adds. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)