STILL I RISE – Best Motivational Video | Serena Williams

Serena Williams, who holds the most Grand Slam titles (23) in singles, talks about the struggles she went through and reads “I WILL RISE” poem by Maya Angelou.

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Edited by : @dayonerise
Spoken by : Serena Williams
Music : This Ends Now (By Really Slow Motion)
Artist : Aleksandar Dimitrijevic
Album : Dark Beginnings
Footage by : Nike, Gatorade, Beats By Dre, Sports Illustrated,
Wilson Blade, TSN, WTA

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STILL I RISE (Maya Angelou)

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise I rise I rise.