Voguing At The 7/11: Serena William’s Court Rules

Confession time. I hate sports. I hate everything about sports. I hate the word sports. I will go to great lengths to avoid people doing sporty things in front of me. In short sports and I don’t do well together. I’ve had this hatred of all things sports since childhood. As a little girly girl growing up in the 80’s I quickly figured out that “sports” was a code word for acceptable physical outlets girls where encouraged to embrace. Something like dancing on the other hand was just plain silly. Of course over the years dancers and in particular male dancers find the description of athlete to be a more suitable term for their particular brand of twirling. But Serena Williams has opened my eyes to tennis at least. As the Vogue article highlights women competing in traditionally male fields like sports rarely form lasting and dynamic friendships. Indeed, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki close proximity to both rivalry and friendship is unfortunately practically unheard of in both sports and any other field where a woman’s presence is a relatively new phenomena. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in her TED speech and Beyonce made flawless…

We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.

And speaking of Beyonce Serena decided to grace us with her own flawlessness with this sweet video…Enjoy