x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×
BTV
VAS
DCX
RMS

Serena Williams shares unretouched photos from magazine shoot

Entertainment - By Audrey Masitsa | July 10th 2019 at 11:36:24 GMT +0300
Serena shared her struggles with dealing with mistreatment in an industry that she loved (Photo: Courtesy)

Tennis legend Serena Williams shared photos from her shoot with Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. The photos, which were later shared on Instagram, were unretouched i.e. no filters and no photoshop!

The photos show some of what people would call flaws: scars, hyperpigmentation, moles, etc.

The tennis star is a mother of one (Photo: Instagram @serena Williams)

Along with the shoot was an essay which Williams penned where she spoke about her mental breakdown after she was penalised at the 2018 US Open when she played and lost to Naomi Osaka.

“I’m proud to use my voice and words to share an essay on the raw feelings I had during a match we may all remember,” she wrote on Instagram.

She won her first grand slam at the age of 17 (Photo: Instagram @harpersbazaar)

During the game, Williams was penalised three times for what she terms as unfair treatment because she is a woman. She ended up not only losing the match but also questioning herself about why she had to be punished for being passionate about a sport she loved.

“Days passed, and I still couldn’t find peace. I started seeing a therapist,” she confessed.

She hopes to use her voice to make a difference for those who come after her (Photo: Courtesy)

“This incident—though excruciating for us to endure—exemplified how thousands of women in every area of the workforce are treated every day.

  1. READ MORE
  2. 1. Five signs you’re healing past trauma
  3. 2. Five things you should stop feeling guilty about
  4. 3. How to break cell phone addiction
  5. 4. Jesy Nelson shares sadness at 'starving' herself in bid to please other people

“We are not allowed to have emotions, we are not allowed to be passionate. We are told to sit down and be quiet, which frankly is just not something I’m okay with.

“It’s shameful that our society penalizes women just for being themselves,” she wrote in the essay.

“I think of the next girl who is going to come along who looks like me, and I hope, maybe, just maybe, my voice will help her.”

Be The First To Comment

Top Stories

Woman left penniless after being tricked out of Sh6 million by online dating lover
Girl Talk - By Mirror


Adele and Simon Konecki finalise divorce two years after splitting
Entertainment - By Mirror


Ingredient of the week: Sparkling (carbonated) water
Food - By Wambui Kuria


Prince Harry nicknamed 'the hostage' by royal aides ahead of wedding to Meghan Markle
Entertainment - By Mirror


Confessions: We tried the 3x3 rule in our marriage and we've never been happier
Marriage Advice - By Mirror


Homeowner thought carpet was chic grey colour until house was professionally cleaned
Your Home - By Mirror


Five secrets you shouldn’t tell your partner
Girl Talk - By Esther Muchene


Kenya’s first non-governmental gender-based violence call centre launched in Kayole
Lady Speak - By Fred Kagonye


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


How to get rid of dark elbows and knees naturally
Hair - By Christine Koech


Latest Stories

Prince Harry nicknamed 'the hostage' by royal aides ahead of wedding to Meghan Markle
Entertainment - By Mirror


Nicolas Cage gets married for fifth time in Las Vegas to 26-year-old girlfriend
Entertainment - By Mirror


Queen calls for unity hours before Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview airs
Entertainment - By Mirror


At least 10 ex-aides of Meghan Markle and Harry 'queuing up' to assist bullying probe
Entertainment - By Mirror


Adele and Simon Konecki finalise divorce two years after splitting
Entertainment - By Mirror


Queen gifted pair of new 'adorable' corgi puppies years after last one died
Entertainment - By Mirror


Meghan Markle accused of 'emotional cruelty' in bullying claims at Kensington Palace
Entertainment - By Mirror


Meghan Markle's extraordinary statement on 'upsetting' bullying claims in full
Entertainment - By Mirror


Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's bracelet for Oprah interview alongside gift from Harry
Entertainment - By Mirror


Chadwick Boseman’s wife delivers tearful Golden Globes acceptance speech
Entertainment - By Audrey Masitsa


Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Or Login With Your Standard Account
Support independent journalism

Please enter your email address to continue

Support independent journalism
×
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in