Simone Biles, Shonda Rhimes and More Black Women Who Inspire Us Daily

The collegiate gymnast, who was previously a member of the USA National Team, got the attention of former First Lady Michelle Obama with her January 2021 floor routine. “This routine, I believe, is a reflection of everything that I am as a woman today,” she later told Ellen DeGeneres. “And I picked a lot of really influential artists, Black artists that had a huge impact in the Black community… We’re not allowed to use words and sounds in our floor routine. So, I figured if I wasn’t going to be able to say it, I wanted to do it in a different way and shine light on gymnastics.”


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