“Show them what crazy can do.” Serena Williams – Nike
It is 11 at night and I have just returned from being at the gym because my teenage daughter was inspired by the vision and words of the amazing tennis athlete, Serena Williams when speaking for the equality of women in sports with Nike – she wanted to go to the gym now!
“If we show emotion – we’re called dramatic
If we want to play against men – we’re nuts
And if we dream of equal opportunity – delusional
When we stand for something – we’re unhinged
When we’re too good – there’s something wrong with us and if we get angry – we’re – hysterical, irrational – just being crazy…
… She ends by saying – so if they want to call you crazy – fine.
Show them what crazy can do.”
Crazy, passionate, relentless women make history. They face their own fears. They work hard to question those internal negative voices that say ‘you can’t’, ‘you shouldn’t,’ ‘you’re not good enough’. They keep it real and they keep their vision clear, and they stand strong, sometimes alone, but not alone for long, to ensure the rights and equality of women in their homes, village, workplace, community and their nation.
Women – Show them what your ‘crazy’ can do.
Good on you! Go crazy!