Serena Williams is the Guest Editor for Wired's "Race, Gender, and Equality in the Digital Age" Issue
Fit-In(spirational) Tennis Champion, Serena Williams, is featured as the guest editor for tech magazine, Wired. An up-close shot of her beautiful face graces the cover with the words "Let's Change the Future" in the top left corner.
She begins by offering up some gems on how she stays encouraged during matches. She used to write down affirmations in her "match books" and read them during games. Taking on a more digital approach and evolving with the times, she uses her affirmations as passwords to her phone and computer to keep the positive mojo flowing throughout her day. (Genius! And here I thought I was doing something with my lock screen collage and daily verbal affirmations. "I will be debt-free!")
Not shying away from the touchy topics of race and gender equality, she sends a message to equality groups like Black Lives Matter "Keep it up. Don't let those trolls stops you." and young black girls, "...I know what it's like to be interested in a field where the other kids don't look like you." She also offers a word of advice for how to deal with bullies "When someone's harassing someone else, speak up!"
Serena recognizes her impact, not only a world champion tennis player, but as an inspiration for those who may embark on territories or careers where they are underrepresented (Sound familiar?). She hopes that young people are inspired by the trailblazers before them and continue to venture into areas lacking diversity.
We're right there with you, Serena.