Michael Jordan quit basketball completely because the weight of the world was on his shoulders — and to honor his murdered father. I was there. He was a wreck. The media was awful.,. https://twitter.com/mattwalshblog/status/1420451521628708867 …
Good morning to Simone Biles,Naomi Osaka, and every Black woman tired of carrying everyone's expectations on their shoulders.
Michael Phelps spoke out after Simone Biles withdrew from
#Olympics events for mental health reasons.
He cited challenges of "all these expectations that are being thrown on top of us," telling NBC it is like "carrying, as Simone said, the weight of the world on your shoulders." pic.twitter.com/yuThI1LdQa
I covered Michael Phelps in the four-year lead up to Beijing, when (just like Biles) it felt like the weight of the world was on his shoulders. He’s been open about how close it came to breaking him, that he contemplated suicide. IMO, Biles decision today should be celebrated.
We live in a world where girls and women are FINED for trying to cover up while playing sports, but also EXPELLED from schools if their shoulders are showing. Again, I dare you to ask why we’re angry.