Naomi Osaka

Things have to change.
–Naomi Osaka 

Naomi Osaka burst onto the sports scene as a 15-year-old tennis phenom—and by 23 was a four-time grand slam champion. She challenges expectations that players are supposed to just tough it out. She has used her global platform to draw attention to issues harming athletes, including pressures affecting her own and other athletes’ mental health.  

When is it OK not to be OK?  

Tennis racket used by Naomi Osaka during the 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championship

Tennis racket used by Naomi Osaka during the 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championship

Gift of Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka

Courtesy of Alamy Stock Photo

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