Serena Williams On Being A Working Mother
February 29, 2020
Ariella Jacobs

Juggling between work and family isn’t easy. As a working mother, I am constantly looking for ways to multitask. I want to get ahead at work, but also pick up my girls from school; I want to be at the morning meeting, but also sit down for breakfast with my family. It is a constant struggle that I believe isn’t getting the attention it deserves.

 

As always, I am late to the party, but last Friday, Serena Williams spoke on this matter. In an emotional Instagram post, the 23 major singles titles winner opened up about being a working mom, stating: “working and being a mom is not easy.”

 

In the image, Williams can be seen without makeup, while holding her baby daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. In the description, Williams went on to say: “I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out.” 
Williams concluded her post saying: “I’m proud to be this baby’s mama.”
This isn’t the first time Williams has openly discussed the difficulties of being a working mother. The tennis legend often gives her followers on the social platform a rare look into her life as a working mom. 

Being a working mom is a constant struggle. There is a comfort in knowing that even those who seem to lack nothing, have to go through it. I want to thank Serena Williams for giving us a look into her life, without filters. Thank you for showing that everyone goes through it. Thank you for raising awareness.

 

Getty Images/ AFP/ MICHAEL BRADLEY

 

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