“I don’t think that any woman in this industry hasn’t [experienced sexism] – I think we all have in various ways, and sometimes you can’t even tell that it’s happening because it’s so ingrained in the way things are structured (…) 70 or 80 percent of the people on set are male – directors, writers, producers, people in positions of power, but that’s shifting too.” People Magazine, August 2015.

Serena Williams | The Meaning of Serena Williams, photographed by Christopher Griffith for New York Times: US Open 2015 Issue (x)

‘‘We have to be thankful, and we also have to be positive about it so the next black person can be No. 1 on that list,’’ she told me. ‘‘Maybe it was not meant to be me. Maybe it’s meant to be the next person to be amazing, and I’m just opening the door. Zina Garrison, Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and Venus opened so many doors for me. I’m just opening the next door for the next person.’’