Sha’Carri Richardson: “I am Human”

Sha’Carri Richardson: “I am Human”

Sha’Carri Richardson: “I am Human”

Some mistakes cost us the things we love, but acceptance and growth help us gain the things we deserve. That’s the story of Sha’Carri Richardson.

In June, the 21-year-old won the 100-meter race at the U.S. track and fields trials- which automatically put her in the top 3 to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo. But! On June 19th, a positive marijuana test nullified her chances to compete- the black community was and still is devasted. After all, is marijuana not legal? 

On July 1st Sha’Carri Tweeted “I am Human”- she summarized the thoughts of her fans in 3 simple words. As the winner she is, she took to the Today show on July 2nd humbly taking responsibility for her actions. She confided in the world and somberly shared that her biological mom passed which she found out through a news reporter. 

“It definitely was a very heavy topic on me,” “And people don’t really understand what it’s like to have to … put on a face and have to go out in front of the world and hide my pain.”

In her devastation, she smoked to relieve the pain- we empathized even more! But when the cookie crumbled- the rules were the rules.

The takeaway here is that learning from your mistakes and holding yourself accountable is truly the key to a successful future. We are all human. In moments of despair, we may do things that we know we shouldn’t. But, it is our life to live. We learn we grow, and we move on. Sha’Carri is doing just that.

“I just say, don’t judge me and I am human — I’m you, I just happen to run a little faster,” “They don’t necessarily understand, and I wouldn’t even call them haters.” ~Sha’Carri Richardson

She did what she did, she said what she said now let’s root for her comeback in the next Olympics! Shop our “I am Speaking” Apparel and speak YOUR truth!

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