"I Always Have These Insecurities That I'm Not Good Enough As A Mom"

Success should be an inspiration and not a source of intimidation, according to Serena Williams who spoke about her insecurities as a mom, and the importance of women empowering one another, during the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia.

“I always have these insecurities that I’m not good enough as a mom,” Serena admitted. “We all go through these different emotions that we all don’t feel comfortable talking about. But I think we should.”


Serena Williams also deemed it necessary to talk about pregnancy and premature deaths among African-American women. “I did some research and I was alarmed that our black mothers are not being taken care of,” the tennis champion shared during the conference. “It’s in this country that is supposed to be so technologically advanced. Why are we treating our mothers like this?”

Williams continued, “I was really fortunate because I had an opportunity for my voice to be heard. I had a wonderful female doctor who listened to me. There are so many women who were not being listened to. It’s really unacceptable. I feel like if I can help save lives – that’s one of the best things that you can do.”

Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian Sr., have one daughter, Alexis Ohanian Jr., together. Stay tuned for more celebrity mom news!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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