Is there anything Serena Williams can’t do? She’s the number one ranked tennis player in the world, and holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined among active players. Yes, male or female. Williams’s latest area of domination? Editor of a major magazine.
The new, special issue of Wired is guest-edited by Williams and takes on race, gender and equality in the digital age. Helping Williams are 10 “trailblazers,” who were picked by Williams and Wired. They include DeRay McKesson, Common, Geena Rocero, Kimberly Bryan, Tristan Walker, Mary Meeker, Billie Jean King, Mahalia Jackson, Jen Welter and Ronda Rousey.
In an essay, Williams explained why she wanted to guest edit Wired. “I’m a black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn’t really meant for black people. I want young people to look at the trailblazers that we have assembled [in this issue] and be inspired.”