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Athlete Serena Williams
"I was constantly told I was too muscular, or I wasn’t pretty enough to be a tennis player. I learned to ignore the negativity and look inwards to truly love myself. I realized I was in control of my feelings and focused on rising above the negative chatter and the unrealistic societal ideals placed on me. I love who I am… I love my body, my skin, my confidence, and I fully embrace everything about me."

- Elle