Sometimes we just need to be reminded how far we have come.
Sometimes we just need to admire women who have blazed a trail.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of how much we are capable of.
They don't know who you are,
they have no idea what you can do,
no idea how much power YOU wield.
Sure it's an ad, but it's a reminder.
As you let your light shine you give permission for others to do the same.
I am thankful for Serena Williams letting her light shine despite dealing with poverty, sexism, explicit racism and some of the vilest bullying on the internet that any person in history has EVER dealt with.
She lept every hurdle with good grace and amazing style.
23 Grand Slam singles titles the most Grand Slam tournament wins in the Open Era.
14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals.
At age 31, becomes the oldest female tennis player to be ranked number 1 since computer rankings began in 1975. This is the sixth time in her career to be ranked number one.
4 Olympic gold medals 1 in women's singles 3 in women's doubles—an all-time record shared Venus.
She is the only woman on the Forbes list of the 100 highest paid athletes
Speaks conversational French.
Serena started practising with Venus and Her Mum and Dad on a local court in Compton a place where people were doing it really tough at the time.
There are barriers to your greatness. They are made to be hurdled.
We are swimming against the tide of history but there was a time not that long ago that we were thought too weak to run marathons now we beat mean in the ultra-marathon.
There are barriers to your greatness, hurdle them.
Show them what crazy can do.