Why Serena Williams Shared an Open Letter to Her Mom on Reddit
After giving birth to a baby girl just a few weeks ago, Serena Williams has opened up again about her newest addition. The tennis star turned to the popular discussion website Reddit to share an emotional letter to her own mother, Oracene Price. The powerful piece touches on Williams's hopes and fears for her new daughter as she reflects on the strength it takes to be a mom, Glamour reports. Serena has long been a symbol of strength for women around the world, and now she's gracefully showing the new kind of strength she's learning through motherhood. "I'm not sure if I am as meek and strong as you are yet. I hope to get there one day," Williams writes to her mom.
Reactions on the social news website—which just so happens to have been co-founded by Williams's fiancé—prove that many people relate to her reflections on what it means to raise a strong person in every sense of the word. The unique community outpour of support is a testament to Williams's place in the hearts of many as a positive role model to women for not only her achievements in tennis, but her appreciation of her body and herself. She thanks her mother for this, writing, "I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don't all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!" Reddit users embraced her sentiments, sharing positive feedback for her new family and thanking the role her strength and courage has played in their lives.