Monday October 19th, 2015

The November issue of Wired, guest edited by Serena Williams, hits newsstands on Tuesday. 

The issue addresses “race, gender, and equality in the digital age,” Wired said in a release. It includes contributions from retired tennis star Billie Jean King, rapper Common, activist DeRay Mckesson and more. 

Williams also has an essay in the issue, in which she writes, “I’m a black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn’t really meant for black people. I want young people to look at the trailblazers that we have assembled [in this issue] and be inspired.”

Williams announced last month that she would be editing the November issue of the magazine alongside editor in chief Scott Dadich. She is the seventh guest editor in the magazine’s history, joining Bill Gates and film director Christopher Nolan, among others. 

- Dan Gartland

 

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