|1BlessedNatural: Serena Williams Pens Open Letter to Her Mom Addressing Her Concern for Her Daughter
Today, Serena Williams penned an emotional open letter to her mom thanking her for her strength. She also addressed her concern that her daughter Alexis would experience the same things she's gone through in regards to her body.
It is no secret the tennis star has dealt with criticism from people who said she was a man because of her muscular frame. In her letter published on Reddit, Williams said her daughter had her "exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body."
The 35-year-old new mom opened up about her struggles dealing with the criticism since she was 15 years old. She said this:
I've been called [a] man because I appear outwardly strong. It has been said that I use drugs ( No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage) It has been said I don't belong in Women's sports -- that I don't belong in Men's -- because I look stronger than many other women do...
Williams continued in her letter giving praises to her mom for not popping off on all who have been vicious and rude to her. She continued by saying that she hopes she can be the same way with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
|1BlessedNatural: Serena Williams and daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian born on September 1, 2017. Alexis was named after her dad, Alexis Ohanian
Ms. Williams was giving us Black girl magic throughout the letter! She said, "I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don't all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!"
I thought her letter was both beautiful and sad at the same time. I'm sorry she's gone through those struggles and I pray the best for her and little Alexis! #blackgirlmagic
Go, Serena! We love you!
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