HI HERE IS WHY I AM CRYING ABOUT SIMONE BILES

  1. Hello if you have turned on your television in the past 5 days, you've probably seen this incredible athlete
  2. A lot of people have also been talking about her family
    Simone's biological grandparents adopted her & her sister after they were placed in foster care due to their mother being unable to care for them as a result of her struggle with drug addiction. They are now in all senses of the words her mom & dad.
  3. Which in some ways has been disappointing about how oblivious & insensitive the media can be
  4. & to which Simone had an amazing answer
    “I personally don’t have a comment. My parents are my parents and that’s it.”
  5. AND MAN I AM OPENLY WEEPING BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME REALLY AMAZING, STIGMA BASHING CONVERSATIONS BEING STARTED HERE
    TIME WROTE AN ARTICLE ABOUT MULTIGENERATIONAL HOMES!!! http://time.com/4447363/simone-biles-multi-generational-households/
  6. This becoming a more commonplace family dynamic in the US today
    Pew research states that about 700,000 children are being raised by their grandparents
  7. Okay so back to Simone
    THE GIRL IS A ROCKSTAR. She is being compared to a collection of Michaels! Jordan! Phelps! Usain Bolt! Just slaying gymnastics in an unparalleled way
  8. Her narrative isn't a sob story, IT IS A KICK ASS SUPERHERO STORY
    Her family is simply a part of who she is. She has awesome supportive parents who love her.
  9. So anyways, I'm just a little overwhelmed about the kind of role model she is for kids who have been adopted
    It is pretty common knowledge that children who experience the foster care system have a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to navigate at times. BUT HERE IS SIMONE WHO IS LITERALLY THE BEST EVER AT WHAT SHE DOES!!! SHE IS FLIRTING WITH ZAC EFRON ON TWITTER!!! KIMYE'S BABY ALREADY WANTS TO BE HER!!!
  10. Simone is incredible. Representation is incredible. All families are incredible.
    & yes I'm still crying
  11. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟