Serena Williams on Sticking Up for Women (Including Herself)

Photo credit: Jacopo Raule - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jacopo Raule – Getty Images

From Harper’s BAZAAR

For tennis icon Serena Williams, speaking out is a necessary endeavor—especially for someone who has as big of a platform as she does.

Chatting with British Vogue for its November cover story, Williams opened up about why she pushes to make space for women of color and challenges the status quo.

“Tennis is a small play in the whole scheme of things,” she said. “In this society, women are not taught or expected to be that future leader or future CEO. The narrative has to change. And maybe it doesn’t get better in time for me, but someone in my position can show women and people of colour that we have a voice, because Lord knows I use mine. I love sticking up for people and supporting women. Being the voice that millions of people don’t have.”

She also reflected

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