"It's only crazy until you do it." - Why Nike's 'Dream Crazier' is The Best Advert We Have Seen in a While
"If we show emotion we're called dramatic. If we want to play against men, we're nuts. And if we dream of equal opportunity, delusional," the voiceover in Nike's new ad, titled "Dream Crazier," begins.
The advert premiered on Oscars night (fitting) and I can not believe it took me a whole week later to sit down and watch it in full and WOW. What an empowering 1 minute 30 seconds filled with so many 'YES' moments all voiced by the incredibly remarkable Serena Williams who goes on to call out a slew of gender-based double standards and phrases used to put down women who strive to achieve greatness.
"When we stand for something, we're unhinged. When we're too good there's something wrong with us. And if we get angry, we're hysterical, irrational, or just being crazy," Williams continues, while footage of some of the world's greatest athletes — all of whom happen to be women — plays in the background.
We have embedded the video below (you’re welcome) and if you are going to do one thing for yourself today please please please make sure YOU WATCH THIS AD!