When I reported earlier today that Serena Williams got engaged to her millionaire boo (yeah I said it) and Reddit Founder, Alexis Ohanian, I just knew the internet would be chalk full of people mad as hell.
Serena, 34 and Ohanian, 32, had been dating for a little over a year before he popped the question while they were vacationing in Rome. Her fans got the news today, and most of us were ecstatic. If she actually reveals the wedding date, I plan to don my fanciest wedding-guest dress and heels to commemorate the occasion. So what I won’t actually be there, I can celebrate my BFF in my head from wherever I choose!
Clearly, I’m here for everything Serena represents, so I was far from mad when we all learned her new boo was white. Others weren’t quite as congratulatory. Take a look:
I’m going to assume Serena is marrying a white man because a. She loves him and b. he asked. Also, she’s 34 year-old. Was she supposed to pass this one up in the hopes of landing a black man? As a fellow dark skin black woman, I can tell you that not a single solitary black man EVER wanted me. For sex, maybe, but for love and partnership? Nope! Ultimately I married a man who is black, but somewhat racially ambiguous in appearance. He was my first and only boyfriend, too. Hell, I even had to ask a random dude to take to my high school prom! So to Serena I say, do you boo! I ain’t mad atcha.
Hey, Boo! My name is Lisa and you’ve stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I’m a 30 something-year-old writer/mother/wife who happens to love lipstick, high heels, blackness, and the truth. You’ll find a mix of everything on this site, so I won’t bore you by trying to define this space. I hope you stay awhile!