Serena Williams Narrates NIKE 'Dream Crazier' Commercial Debut At 2019 Academy Awards

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Following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick’s compelling commercial to debut the 30th anniversary of NIKE’s ‘Just Do It’ Campaign, Serena Williams is the narrator in the brand’s new ‘Dream Crazier’ commercial, which aired Sunday night during the 91st Academy Awards. The newest ‘Just Do It’ ad features prominent trailblazing female athletes including including Williams herself, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and other women sports figures expressing emotions including frustration, exhiliaraiton, anger, joy and more during their sporting events.

"If we show emotion, we’re called dramatic," Williams says in the ad. "If we want to play against men, we’re nuts. And if we dream of equal opportunity, we’re delusional. When we stand for something, we’re unhinged. When we’re too good, there’s something wrong with us. And if we get angry, we’re hysterical, irrational, or just being crazy.

"But a woman running a marathon was crazy. A woman boxing was crazy. A woman dunking, crazy. Coaching an NBA team, crazy. A woman competing in a hijab, changing her sport, landing a double-cork 1080, or winning 23 grand slams, having a baby, and then coming back for more, crazy, crazy, crazy, and crazy.

"So if they want to call you crazy, fine. Show them what crazy can do."

Amen, Serena! Thank you, NIKE!


Serena Williams Challenges Women To Make The First Move in Superbowl Ad | Dedicates Winning Australian Open Game 1 To Moms

The great Serena Williams will be appearing in a Super Bowl ad directed by and for women. Delivering a message during Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 for Bumble, a dating and networking app for women, Serena challenges women to “make the first move — in life, in love, in business.” “We’re living in a world and society where people are starting to see differently and starting to understand that we are just as strong and just as smart and just as savvy and just as businesslike as any other male in this world,” Williams says in the ad for the company, which says it has 47 million users worldwide and calls Williams “the ultimate first mover.”

“Every single one of us holds the power to write our own stories,” Williams said in a statement. “I look at my daughter and know it is my duty to pave a powerful path for her, and as Bumble’s global adviser, I can encourage her and women everywhere to think like a champion, define their lives and ultimately, embrace the power we have within.”

Serena Wins Game 1 Australian Open 2019

The GOAT won the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, besting Germany’s Tatjana Maria in a 49-minute match. Serena competed in a green Nike Jumpsuit, which she calls a ‘Serena-tard’. The stories of black fishnets are erroneous, as her tights were flesh-tone fishnets with all the circulation-boosting support that Williams needs to keep her safe from bloodclots.

In a piece of old news, the Women’s Tennis Association in December 2018 issued a ruling that makes Serena’s controversial black catsuit from the French Open appropriate attire.

Serena Williams, Day 1 Australian Open Jan. 15, 2019

Serena Williams, Day 1 Australian Open Jan. 15, 2019

Serena Williams Launches Miami Popup While Joining Forbes 2018 Most Powerful Women List

Serena Williams is an ultimate icon of the strong, sophisticated, sexy woman. In the last decade of AOC, I’ve called her the Smart Sensuality woman. Serena didn’t add “with heart” to her list of descriptors, but based on her own social activism, I know “with heart” is on the list of traits of women seeking their own voices by shopping at the champ’s new pop-up shop at the luxe Faena hotel during Miami's Art Basel. Guests at Wednesday night’s opening party for her Serena Collection included fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

"I want everyone to be able to do that and to step into their power," she said Wednesday night at the launch of her first pop-up shop, open until December 29th.

Everything in the Serena line, from a black sequined top with the word "Unbothered" to a crisp, white button-down that says "Slay" in red letters, is under $200.

Williams has taken authenticity to an entirely new level, not only designing all the clothing in the shop, but also painting the artwork on the walls. "I've painted for years, probably like ten years now. It's my outlet," she said, explaining that many of the paintings took a month to complete. "I jokingly said I'm going to be at Art Basel one day."

On Dec. 4, Williams joined the 2018 Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women for the first time. Forbes also named women like Shonda Rimes, Oprah, and Beyoncé as the world's most powerful, and German chancellor Angela Merkel holds the number one spot for the eighth year in a row. Notably, Williams is the only female athlete on the list. In November, GQ announced that Williams had also been named its Woman of the Year. Forbes included social media influence in a criteria for a Forbes top spot, and all agree that Serena’s open discussions around motherhood gave hope to millions of women worldwide who struggle with being perfect in our every endeavor. ~ Anne