Naomi Osaka is my Black People Magic forever as she still shines and shares her gifts, even with all she’s gone through this week.
Naomi withdrew from the French Open earlier this week after officials wouldn’t allow her to skip press conferences as she requested due to her ongoing struggles with anxiety and depression. I salute her for standing up for herself and choosing self-care first.
But even with all that she’s been through, she’s still a shining light for young players. Last month, she announced that she’s expanding her Play Academy to locations in Los Angeles and her father’s home country of Haiti. Naomi launched the organization in Japan last year to team up with community groups in order to increase opportunities for young girls to participate in sports.
Even though some have managed to find fault in Naomi on a few different levels, the essence of her magic is how she stay true to herself… good for you girl!
Remember to always celebrate your magic! xo