I think this is incredibly important to remember.  Even if you believe in reincarnation, you’re not “the next this person” or “the next that person.”  You are the first YOU.  You’re an entirely unique biological being made up of entirely unique experiences, and you’re the first you that has ever existed.

Especially if you’re a woman, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you’re the next “man entered here.”  You are amazing enough on your own.

Thanks, Simone Biles, for reminding us of that.


Here’s an article on some of the sexism female Olympians have faced:

Sexism in Olympics Commentary