Serena Williams opens up about losing her sister Yetunde Prince to gun violence as she chats to youth activist Naomi Wadler for a new digital series titled “DiversiTea”.
Wadler, 12, speaks with an array of people who are using their voices and platforms to change the world in the new six-episode series from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
The youngster’s first guest is Williams, who explains how she was personally affected by gun violence.
She tells Wadler in the new clip: “I was affected personally by gun violence, my sister unfortunately passed from that.”
“People are talking about it now because it’s happening more widespread. But it’s been affecting our community for years.”
Williams adds, “I think we need to get comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations. Situations are never really gonna get better if you always avoid it, you have to take it head on.”
Williams’ sister was shot and killed on September 14, 2003 while in a car being driven by her partner Rolland Wormley.