Why Women Need to Thank Naomi Osaka for Taking a Stance

We need to take a page out of her playbook

Norka Blackman-Richards
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5 min readMay 31, 2021

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Update: On the day after the publication of this article, Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from the French Open. In an unexpected revelation for an athlete in any field, Osaka shared that she has been battling with depression and anxiety. Her courage to speak her truth, take public measures to

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Norka Blackman-Richards

Leader, advocate and educator of transformative diversity, equity and inclusion work, centered in justice.