Quoted: Serena Williams

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
02/12/18

Photo Via Vogue

“Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this. It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments—the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby? The emotions are insane.”

-Serena Williams, superstar athlete and mother to Alexis Olympia, in Vogue, 2018.

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Nina

This is so true, and it’s so refreshing to see a strong public figure be so open and honest about the emotional roller coaster of a mom, particularly at the early stages. We’ve all been there and so many struggle alone. Thanks so much for highlighting this quote.

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