Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Goddess

Naomi Osaka, the US Open tennis champion of 2020, wore different masks for every match, each one printed with the name of a victim of police violence. She later explained that she had to get to the final match so that she could wear all thirteen masks to honor the dead. This woman, who is Japanese and Haitian, and plays tennis for Japan, is the very definition of a goddess. She staged her one-woman Black Lives Matter protest with fierce talent and commitment, and she didn't speak a word until the trophy was won.


10 comments:

  1. You're exactly right- a goddess.

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  2. What a beautiful way to make a statement. Yes, a goddess.

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  3. Thank you for this. Fierce grace.

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  4. Yes! Truly a Goddess. Makes me proud of my half Japanese heritage.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  5. That's the way to do this, full of respect.

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  6. A strong young woman who speaks her mind without saying a word. I had to look up the masks. She is fierce, I admire that.

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  7. She IS a goddess. I love the fact that she is so sparing with her words.

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  8. She's outstanding, in every way.

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  9. Sometimes the less you say, the more powerful your message is.

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