One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time,Serena Williams, penned a letter to women on Tuesday, encouraging us to dream big and fight for those dreams. Serena has had her share of sexism in her field, and an incident in July made it known that she was over it. A reporter asked her how she felt to be one of the greatest female athletes and Serena answered that she was one of the greatest athletes of all time.She addressed that in the article saying
” Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender.”
In a world where women are still told that they should not be ambitious and too successful,where we still work for less pay and for little or no credit, where it is so easy to give up on dreams because society still has different expectations for women, it is important for women who are in positions of power, such as Serena, to reach out with words of inspiration . The link to the article is here and below are some excerpts:
“I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.”
“One of those barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw”
“We must continue to dream big, and in doing so, we empower the next generation of women to be just as bold in their pursuits.”
Thank you G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time).