Series Created by Sarah Wolfer – Seattle Majestics Player
The Seattle Majestics Football team launched a series on March 8th to highlight the many impressive women who make up the team. The Seattle Majestics players and coaches come from all walks of life with varying backgrounds and experiences who are unified by one common goal – Winning the IX Cup in Denver, Colorado this summer.
This #FootballFriday we are excited to highlight the impressive woman who is Kiki Williams!
Kiki Williams is in her seventh season with the Seattle Majestics and has had an impressive career as a running back with the team. In addition to being a superstar on the field, Kiki rocks it in her everyday life too! As a business owner, Kiki knows what it takes to succeed both on AND off the football field and brings grit and determination to everything she does. As a self-proclaimed “Diva,” Kiki embodies being both fierce and feminine and owning exactly who she is. There’s a lot we can learn from Kiki Williams – check out her motivating story here!
Tell us about yourself and your journey to become a tackle football player with the Seattle Majestics. How did you get started playing football?
Hi everyone, I’m known as Kiki the Diva!
I work at Boeing and own my own business – The Exquisite Boutique.
My journey to become a football player happened when I originally tried out for the Legends Football League because I really wanted to play football. Around that same time, however, I found out about the Seattle Majestics Football team through a friend that had previously played for the team. She encouraged me to try out and I was beyond excited about the opportunity. I had tried to play at a younger age after watching my brother play football – and I wanted to be just like him! It didn’t work out back then, but I’m proud to say this is my 7th season with the Seattle Majestics.
Why the Seattle Majestics and the WNFC?
I chose to play for the Seattle Majestics because not only is it a good organization to play football for, but it has also helped me grow as a person and truly understand diversity.
The Seattle Majestics isn’t just a football team.
It’s also a sisterhood with a strong foundation.
We push each other to become better women not just on the field but in our day to day lives. And that’s what it’s all about.
As part of the Women’s National Football Conference, the Seattle Majestics are now sponsored by Adidas through the “She Breaks Barriers” campaign. What do you feel are the biggest barriers facing women in sports today?
The biggest barriers that women face in today’s sports is not getting recognized for the hard work we put in but instead always getting compared to men.
Women aren’t here to prove ourselves to men. We are here to show that women work just as hard to perfect our passion and we can do anything we put our minds to.
What do you see as your role in changing that?
My role in changing that is doing exactly what I do.
I work hard everyday I’m on the field with no excuses.
I live by the saying “Go hard or go home.”
Based on your own experience, what advice would you give girls growing up today?
The advice I would give girls growing up today is to never allow anyone to tell you that you can’t do it.
Follow your dreams and your heart.
And never feel like you have to prove anything to anyone but yourself.
Who is your (s)hero and how did/ does she inspire you?
My hero is my mom.
She was a strong single mother that always pushed me when I wanted to give up. She was the one that always told me “Shay you can do anything you put your mind to.” My mom always made sure to tell me “If you start this, then you will finish this, because not everything comes easy.” I never fully understood that until I got older.
My mom taught me how to fight for the things that were important to me and although she doesn’t like to see me get hit, she has always been my number 1 fan and supporter.
If you want to see Kiki and the Seattle Majestics in action, you can purchase your tickets HERE. There are home games at Kent-Meridian High School (French Field) on April 27th and May 4th with kickoff set for 6PM both days. If you aren’t local to the Greater Seattle area, but want to see these amazing women playing football – you’re in luck! The WNFC recently joined forces with USCREEN and announced “WNFCTV.” Check out more information and watch the games live HERE.