Our voices have power. NIKE has joined in officially and contractually providing maternal protection to the female athletes they sponsor. This means that female athletes will no longer be financially penalized for having a child. I’m grateful to John Slusher and Mark Parker for their leadership and their desire to guide NIKE as a company who believes that we are all more than athletes. And THANK YOU to the brands who have already made this commitment. Who is next?
Embracing my journey! (with all its craziness 🤱🏾🏃🏽♀️👨👩👧) • It’s so easy to have the perfect plan mapped out in your head. To feel frustrated or stressed when things don’t go the way we imagined. I have learned it’s about embracing those moments of imperfection. Learning and growing through life’s challenges. Often times we are exactly where we need to be so that we come out on the other side stronger. • Pro tip: Stop comparing your journey to others. What works for them may not work for you. Constantly adapt to whatever life throws at you. Always evolve. • 📷: @jeffcohenphoto
Black women are dying! Black mothers face three to four times greater risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth related causes as white and Hispanic women. Thank you @selfmagazine for bringing awareness to such an important issue. I share my own story in the #TheBlackMaternalMortalityIssue. link in bio • Photo Director: @avenerable Digital Director: @letashy Photographer: @ekuaking Wardrobe: @marpeidro Hair: @alexander_armand Makeup: @samuelpaulmakeup
Finish Strong. • I’m sure you worked hard this week, but finish strong. What are you going to do for yourself this weekend? Self-care is so important. I’m spending time with Cammy this weekend and can’t wait for a weekend full of her little smile.
GRATITUDE. • I never would have thought that living my truth and speaking up for what I believe in would result in feeling at peace, but I feel at peace. Ready to continue fighting. For my daughter. For my dreams. For your daughter and her dreams, too. • What are you grateful for today? #powerofshe 📸 @jeffcohenphoto
Proud to be a part of the @athleta family • This partnership isn’t just about me it’s about this little one and every other girl who has dreams. You are worthy of those dreams.
BREAK RECORDS. BREAK BARRIERS. BREAK THE SILENCE. • Today I’m announcing my partnership with @athleta . At a time when I felt scared and unseen Athleta reminded me of my worth. They reminded me that my voice not only has power, but is necessary. They reminded me that we are most powerful when we push ourselves and inspire each other. They reminded me that I’m more than an athlete. • @athleta thank you for believing in me. For supporting me. For standing with me. For standing for something. #powerofshe
Your voice has power, don’t ever forget that. Your truth matters, even if your voice shakes. • Thank you @selfmagazine for allowing me to share my truth, but more importantly thank you for caring about mothers and for reminding us that we are worth it. This is the start to a series that SELF is doing on the black maternity crisis. Link to the article in my stories. • Photo Director: Amber Venerable @avenerable Digital Director: Leta Shy @letashy Photographer: Ekua King @ekuaking Wardrobe: Mar Peidro @marpeidro Hair: Alexander Armand @alexander_armand Makeup: Samuel Paul @samuelpaulmakeup
Racing this weekend was much bigger than me. About so much more than my own story. In the face of many obstacles it’s so important to never give up. I was reminded of that this past year more than ever • Grateful for my health. Thankful for my family. Humbled and appreciative of all the support🙏🏾
I’ve ran a ton of races in my life. I’ve raced for gold medals, to make olympic teams and to set pb’s. I’ve gone to many finals before, but today is different. Today I race for W O M E N. Because we all have to overcome. So here’s to strong women everywhere and to those who are in the process of finding their strength. Let’s never forget our worth & always know our value. We are more than enough. Never stop fighting💪🏾 📷: @jeffcohenphoto
It feels so good to return to my happy place! Thanks for all the love and support as I work myself back💕 📷: @iaaf_athletics
today i’ll step on the starting line for the first time in over a year. it might sound cliche, but making it there for me is a huge victory • almost 8 months ago this was my entire world. staying in the NICU all day & night watching my baby girl fight. i can still hear the beeping and alarms of the machines. the uncertainty. the fear • there were a lot of days i wasn’t sure this was going to be possible. i worked harder than i even knew i could. there were tears, frustration and doubt. at times it felt like everything was against me • so today i’m far from my best, but i’m grateful for this opportunity and to experience the joy of competing again • more than anything i thank God we are healthy.
Off to Nationals!✈️ Looking a little different this time around😜 #momlife
H A P P I N E S S🌸
Cammy’s Mama #ESPYS
Happy 4th of July!🇺🇸❤️
happy #olympicday! . i’m forever grateful to the olympic movement for giving me a life i could have never dreamed of . my first olympics as a teenager to going after making a 5th olympic team as a mom. i love this crazy adventure.
@Secretdeodorant Fresh Paris Rose is my go to deodorant for long lasting freshness between training and mommy duties - it never slows me down. The clear gel formula dries fast without leaving white marks or residue behind so I can get out the door fast! Pick up one for yourself this summer!! #ad #AllStrengthNoSweat
A tip for all my new mamas! Just finished sleep training Cammy and it has been a game changer. Having a consistent schedule of her naps and bedtime has brought order back to my life! It also improves cognitive, emotional, behavioral and physical development for your little one. I’m grateful I had @heather_sleepshop to guide me through this process. I LOVE knowing at 7:30pm I can get work done or have a little me time💁🏽♀️ Drop a parenting hack below👇🏾
Happy 1st Father’s Day @supermanferg! It has been one of my greatest joys to watch you become a father! From a very scary start you were unwavering. I LOVE to sit and watch you play, sing, dance, feed, and care for Cammy. You are selfless and always put us first. We are so grateful. Camryn is beyond blessed to have YOU as her dad!✨
in the moments where every bone in my body aches and I’m questioning if I’m insane to return to the track, a little smile from my baby girl instantly reminds me I’m absolutely where I need to be. nobody said it would be easy, but it will be worth it. 📸: @supermanferg
For us moms, coffee is essential for us to make it through the day and for those who suffer from tooth sensitivity, I felt that it is my moral obligation to share the wealth here. I have always suffered from sensitive teeth and until now, I just suffered through the pain but thanks to the #NewColagteTotal SF formula—I can have my iced coffee, and drink it too 😉. The great thing about this product is that it addresses other oral care concerns as it fights against cavities and gingivitis addition to providing the relief I need. That said, I highly recommend you give it a try for yourself. What do you have to lose? @Colgate #ColgatePartner
The one thing I wish I could have experienced in my career was a home Olympics. I was always a little envious of athletes who got to compete on their home soil. The roar of the crowd upon introductions seemed magical. It’s funny how motivation changes with time. I now want more for those who come after me. I’m thrilled for the USA team who will get to compete in LA. And the most amazing thing is I’ll be able to bring my daughter to experience those games in person in my hometown. . . . I loved being part of the bid team to bring the Olympics back to LA! Prep & planning is already underway! #RoadTo2028
Children’s Health Fund is doing important work providing high quality healthcare for America’s most disadvantaged children. I was humbled to be an honoree at their annual benefit. #ChampionsForChildren
Thanks for having me @espn to talk about maternal health & continue the conversation about maternity rights.
my motivation is different now✨
Some people wonder why I want to keep running. What I have left to prove. Where my motivation comes from. It’s hard to explain. It’s something within me. I’m a competitor. A fighter. I know my story isn’t over yet. I want to show my daughter she can do anything. No matter what she is up against. What strength looks like. . A week ago I stood on this stage with these phenomenal women. The moment reminded me of those who came before me and sacrificed so I could have more. It encouraged me to keep going and striving to leave the sport better. I’m inspired by each and every one of these women. #mondaymotivation
Yesterday I testified before Congress and shared my story of the 2 most terrifying days of my life. I thought my story was unique, but I quickly learned it wasn’t. In the US black women are nearly 4 times more likely to die from childbirth than white women and twice as likely to experience complications. We have to do better by our mothers. . Link in bio to hear my full testimony
I never could have imagined a love like this. The ultimate privilege and blessing to be Camryn’s mom. Motherhood makes me even more appreciative of my own mom. Happy Mother’s Day!💕
Every athlete knows that you need to put in work to get the results you desire. What sets greatness apart from the rest is taking this dedication outside of the gym and addressing your health from all aspects, physically, mentally and spiritually. That includes taking care of your mouth which is why I took a vow to kick my oral health care up a notch with the help of the new @Colgate Total SF products. I cannot wait to see the results! Who is with me?! #NewColgateTotal #ColgatePartner
cherishing every little snuggle✨
don’t forget to S M I L E and enjoy the journey✨ - we can be so focused and consumed by the destination that we forget to enjoy the moments along the way. i learned that’s where the magic happens! the experiences, emotions and life that occurs in the quest to fulfill our dreams is so special. i never want to forget to embrace it all. #embracethejourney
staying patient. fully committed. sacrificing. passionate. it’s coming. #embracethejourney . . . 📷: @supermanferg
playing the long game #embracethejourney
that little smile💕
tryna get this mom-ing thing down!💁🏽♀️💪🏾
pre-workout snuggles💫 #embracethejourney
it’s always been you. happy birthday my love💕