Sasha Banks is proud of who she is, and that made her The Boss she is today. The world can be a very negative place, and she realizes that all too well.
While speaking to The New Day: Feel The Power, Sasha Banks discussed her childhood when she revealed a painful memory. She was used to hearing the n-word in a context that wasn’t derived from hate, but when that did happen she felt “shy and so scared.”
“For me, it was so hard being a kid. First, I was living in Iowa at the time. I was the only black girl in the whole county. I was like, man, where am I and what’s going to happen in my life? I’m on a farm and black. Before that, I lived in California and was around a lot of cultures and different experiences. I heard people say the “N” word, but back then, the “N’ was like you say it as a friend. The first time I heard it in such a negative way, I was living in California. I was walking home from softball practice and this guy on his porch was screaming at me, ‘Hey “n” word, get the f*ck out of here!’”
“Instantly I became so shy and so scared. I started watching wrestling and I thought this is who I am going to be. I am going to be larger than life and be someone I can’t be right now and I have to break this fear. Ever since I laid eyes on wrestling, I always had my mind set on that this is going to save me. This is what will break me away from being this scared little child.”
The world can be a very mean place full of people who just want to spread hatred and bring others down. Sasha Banks was able to overcome that, and although it did make her feel “shy and so scared” at the time, she can now speak about that experience and hopefully help others get through a painful time as well.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote