It’s no secret that we here at IHTG! love and adore our sister, Serena Williams! When she hits the court, I see an amazing representation of black women. She exudes black femininity. She is strong, beautiful, vulnerable, strategic, powerful, and persistent. If that isn’t a black woman, I don’t know what is. Yet, this damsel has proven that Black Girls really are magic, and REAL!
There is no denying the impact the Williams Sisters, especially Serena, have made in the sport of tennis. Little black girls don’t even have to be questioned on their abilities or possibility to succeed in the sport as little Venus and Serena were just 20 years ago. The BBC created an amazing video entitled “I Rise”, starring Serena Williams, and it gave me such a sense of pride watching it. Serena recites Mama Maya’s (Maya Angelou) soul-stirring poem all while giving us views of her prowess, tenacity, and movement on the tennis court. View the video below. Share with other sisters and little girls. This is a great reminder to love and be proud of who & what we are.
Serena Williams gives us life with her “I Rise” video! She is my SHEro!