Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams were engaged in 2016, a year later their daughter was born. They both decided to partner up to nurture the newly born daughter. Both are the major investors in a team, which is all set to join the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2022.
Alexis Ohanian said, “I’ve had a front row seat to exactly how different it is and how much she’s toiled not only as a woman, but as a Black woman.”
“Olympia is not going to question everything Serena has done to make this world better for Olympia. I want to sit at that dinner table when Olympia’s a little older and feel like I’ve done my part, too,” he continued.
“I don’t know how she does it,” he said.
“I’m scared to even look up my direct messages. It could be filled with anything. For Black footballers, being on Instagram is not even fun anymore,” he continued.
“didn’t get there just because their dad gave them the job and they’re CEO now. This is where we would hope as humanity to see the very best of us shine and then celebrate it,” Alexis said.
“It’s incredibly disheartening and discouraging to see the ills of this make the experience so bad for people who have demonstrably excelled,” he added.
“I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power. I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his Black daughter when she asks: ‘What did you do?'” He continued, “It is long overdue to do the right thing. I’m doing this for me, for my family, and for my country,” Ohanian said on Twitter.
“The best thing, obviously, would be to work directly with platforms. But they have different speeds for adopting technology like this.”