"Show them what crazy can do." This message has been repeating in my head since I watched Serena Williams's incredible Nike ad, featuring female athletes like Chloe Kim, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Simone Biles. In a world where women face unrealistic standards and stereotypes at every turn, it can be discouraging to try to break the mold, especially when we're labeled "crazy" for doing so. But, as Serena reminds us, there are plenty of women accomplishing crazy (and incredible) feats every day — like winning 23 Grand Slams, having a baby, and jumping back onto the court. Hell. Yes.
After I saw the ad and wiped away my tears, I took a quick peek at my social media to see which of my peers had caught onto the ad already. Turns out many viewers felt the same way. Ahead, see a few reactions to this powerful message, and next time someone calls you crazy — you know what to do.