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What Happens When Black Women Have Social Anxiety

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In case you missed it, Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open. Osaka realized she no longer wanted to entertain the press during Roland Garros, and chose to prioritize her mental health as an athlete.

Ultimately was on the receiving end of backlash so nasty in a sport known for its vitriol against other Black athletes such as the Williams sisters, she decided to completely withdraw from the tournament.

In her post announcing the news, she wrote that she’s introverted, has social anxiety and that she’s been living with depression more on than off since 2018.

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