Versace - Arrivals - Milan Fashion Week SS17
Credit: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images

Serena Williams is no stranger to breaking records, winning tennis championships with ease, or possessing a generally otherworldy athleticism — but unfortunately, she is also no stranger to body-shaming. In the media and online, Serena is frequently subjected to sexist and racist comments about her body and how she dresses while dominating the tennis court.

Despite the noisy haters, Serena is a supreme example of body-positivity — never shy about how much she loves her powerful body and all that it can do. The tennis legend is on the cover of the latest issue of FADER magazine, and in the accompanying interview, she speaks on how exactly she has dealt with years of disgusting criticism. And her answer is perfectly simple — she doesn’t read articles about herself.

Serena says:

Serena specifically speaks about the body-shamers, in addition to providing superb advice for all young women when it comes to loving themselves.

Serena is an endless source of inspiration and wisdom.