SIMONE BILES Olympic Gymnast
"I HOPE IT JUST ENCOURAGES BLACK WOMEN, IN WHATEVER CRAFT THAT MAY BE, IT DOESN’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE GYMNASTICS.."
B iles said that she hopes the growing presence of Black women in gymnastics she will inspire those who are pursuing excellence in the sport. “I hope that they feel more confident once they step out there on the floor,” Biles, 24, said in June about upcoming Black gymnasts. “When they don’t see as many people who look like them, they know that there are girls out there that look just like them that have done it. So if we can do it, you can do it.”
To most, Simone is just putting a bow on the girl’s head. To Black women, we see a Rite of Passage. “I hope it just encourages Black women, in whatever craft that may be, it doesn’t necessarily have to be gymnastics,” said Biles.
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