This fall, WNBA star Britney Griner was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for drug possession in Russia. rejectedSince she was first detained in February, the US government and various human rights groups have worked around the clock to get her home. But no one fought harder for her than Britney’s wife, Sherrel Griner.
speak to attendees at Glamourof women in 2022 At a ceremony in New York City on Tuesday, November 1, Sherrell explained the months of uncertainty and despair she faced while hoping for news of her wife’s safe return.
“I’ve been on a wave of grief for the past eight months. To be honest, it’s been incredible,” she told guests. Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Shannon Wattsand the Heim sisters“I stand in front of you today and I can’t believe I’m living without my love, my greatest love, my sanctuary.”
Despite his wife’s strength, Sherel added: But while I can’t bring her back, I truly believe her words can make a difference.She then sent both guests and viewers a message of support for the 32-year-old basketball star. I encouraged Britney to write a note as a statement of weareBG.org Or with the hashtag #WeAreBG. She also shared a recent message to her wife.
“Baby I miss everything about you. Especially your friendship. I took it for granted that I could talk to you. I found myself picking up my phone and just sitting there because it was just your voice.” is the voice I want to speak to.” “Listen. I’ll probably listen to you when you get home. I know your heart is heavy on baby right now. I know you I hope you were here to feel all the love that surrounds you.I hope you can’t forget.So make your head a champion.This will pass too!I love you.I can’t wait to hug you.
Britney used to play basketball in Russia during the WNBA offseason as a way to supplement her income.Many colleagues, including league MVP jonkel jones and Diana Taurasihas also played in Russia, where the pay is higher than in the United States. Glamour Editor-in-Chief Samantha BarryGender pay gap There is a fundamental problem here. ”
To share a note of support to Brittney Griner, please visit: weareBG.org. This story first appeared Glamour.