Serena Williams has always been the symbol of a strong, independent woman proving her mettle through her game.
Recently, she has been endowed with another major responsibility - being a mom. As Serena is gearing up to take care of the newborn, she has penned a soulful letter to her own mother expressing gratitude for everything her mom has done for her.
Dear Mom, You are one of the strongest women I know. I was looking at my daughter (OMG, yes, I have a daughter 😳) and she has my arms and legs! My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body. I don't know how I would react if she has to go through what I've gone through since I was a 15 year old and even to this day.... Read the rest on my @Reddit profile. Link in bio.
Serena talks about how she never cared much about what critics or contemporaries talked about her. One important aspect of the letter is the stress she puts on how it is not necessary to fit in, to conform to society's standards; to be different. This is the complete text of the letter Serena wrote to her mom which she shared on her Reddit account:
This is so many levels of beautiful. More power to you Serena!