Serena Williams Takes On Body-Shaming Haters In Powerful Speech

December 23, 2015

Serena Williams addressed the body-shaming that she has had to face and overcome throughout her career, emphasizing just how important internal acceptance is when seeking external success.

“I’ve had people look down on me, put me down because I didn’t look like them — I look stronger,” she said in her acceptance speech. “I’ve had people look past me because the color of my skin, I’ve had people overlook me because I was a woman, I’ve had critics say I [would] never win another Grand Slam when I was only at number seven — and here I stand today with 21 Grand Slam titles, and I’m still going.”

Williams continued, spending much of her time onstage addressing the difficult ride she’s had and the self-confidence that has been necessary to ignore the naysayers and achieve greatness.

Serena Williams attends the 2015 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, Dec.15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Serena Williams attends the 2015 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, Dec.15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

 

This inspiring story was first published at HuffPost




Also in Dawn Grant Blog

You can't change what's going on around you until you start changing what's going on within you.

November 18, 2017

Read More

How Dangerous Are Your Thoughts Really?

October 21, 2017

Most people are not aware of what they are actually capable of…

Read More

The Most Important Lesson From 83,000 Brain Scans

October 21, 2017

Daniel Gregory Amen is a famous psychiatrist who specializes in brain disorders and is also a Times bestselling author on the side.  In his TED talk, he talks about the most important lesson we can learn from 83,000 different brain scans: “After 22 years and 83,000 brain scans… the single most important lesson my colleagues […]

Read More

Free Hypnosis Instant Download

Sign Up To My Newsletter To Receive Insights, Discounts & "Confidence In Life" Hypnosis Download