As one of this generation's most dominant
athletes, Serena Williams, 37, understands the importance of staying
active. In fact, it's essential to her livelihood and career.
But sometimes, when parents let their
energetic toddlers play and be their naturally mobile selves, their decisions
can be met with criticism—especially parents like Williams, who live in the
public eye. But she has no interest in engaging in the toxicity of online
The tennis champ is no stranger to hurtful
and unwarranted comments on social media—even something as insignificant as a
photo of her then-infant daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., wearing a
beaded necklace put her on the receiving end of criticism.
"You never know what people are going through
behind closed doors," Williams tells OprahMag.com. "Sometimes when we’re in public or on
television, and my daughter is just running around, I have that fear of being
judged. But it's my hope that people try to be more positive, because parents
are just trying to do the best that they can do."
Now, the 23-time Grand Slam champion is taking strides to reduce the
social stigma around parenting and the label "wild child" through a
partnership with Pampers. The diaper
brand just launched their new product, Pampers
Cruisers 360 FIT, and the campaign,#WildChild, to motivate
"parents everywhere to unleash their active babies without the fear of