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Thanks to Amy for alerting me to the interview given recently by sjoggie Venus Williams to ESPN. Follow this link to the video and written story.
It was filmed on a shoot for ESPN magazine's The Body Issue and yes, there is some footage included in which Venus is shown in the nude -- with legs and arms strategically placed of course. I agree with Amy's comment: "OK, so some of the shots that they used are from her photo shoot and show a LOT of skin. Honestly, they don't show any more skin than Sports Illustrated."
What's far more important than the amount of skin Venus bares is the amount of candor she employs when discussing the enormous toll that Sjogren's syndrome has taken on her life. And what does Venus identify as the biggest problem for her? FATIGUE. "I was so tired......It was a major workout just sitting in a chair!.....The worst is when you're laying in bed and you can't get up."
And my favorite: "There's no manual. No one says, Alright, now this is what you should do."
Isn't that the truth.
Venus goes on to make a realistic assessment of the challenges that she's faced as well as emphasizing that her glass is still half full. That she can still be involved in what she loves to do.
It's an excellent interview. Check it out -- and be prepared to be inspired.