Skip Nav
Gift Guide
The POPSUGAR Editors' Gift Guide Is Here! Find Perfect Presents For Everyone in Your Life
Best of 2017
All Hail the Hottest Female Selfies of 2017
Celebrity Couples
Who Is the Cutest Celebrity Couple of 2017?

Serena Williams's Letter About Motherhood

Serena Williams's Daughter Already Has Her Muscles, and She Is So Damn Proud

Serena Williams has been a role model to women across the world for decades, and now, she's thanking the person who taught her everything she knows about strength — her mom. Since welcoming her first child almost three weeks ago, the tennis champion has learned so much about motherhood, and it has her thinking about the way she was raised. On Tuesday, Serena posted an adorable photo of her daughter, Alexis, flexing her strong mini biceps (just like Mom's), and she reflected on her own journey to strength. (Seriously, did that baby lift weights in the womb?!)

Serena wrote an emotional letter to her mother, Oracene Price, praising her for teaching her what it means to be a strong, black woman. "I'm not sure how you did not go off on every single reporter, person, announcer and quite frankly, hater, who was too ignorant to understand the power of a black woman," she wrote on Reddit. "I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don't all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!"

It's hard to believe that after all the incredible things Serena's accomplished, people have the nerve to critique her appearance, but it's made her who she is, and Serena said she will raise her baby girl with the same empowering mentality she learned from her mother. Read her full note below.

Letter to my mom from u_serenawilliams

Serena Williams Nike Sneakers at Her Wedding
Celebrity Baby Names 2017
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Family Photo With Santa 2017
Billy Kimmel's Cutest Pictures
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds