Skylar Diggins-Smith took to Twitter on Saturday to express her frustration with the WNBA and its mistreatment of athletes who are also mothers, herself included. She also revealed that she played the entire 2018 season while pregnant.
The Dallas Wings star addressed the backlash over her decision to sit out the 2019 season, which began shortly after she had given birth. The 29-year-old fired back at those who claimed she had given up on her team and suggested some of that criticism came from within the WNBA.
“Having no support from your own organization is unfortunate,” she tweeted. “The blasts that disrespect of mothers (and our rights) in the WNBA is incredible. I can’t wait until you hear my story FROM ME!”
Having no support from your own organization is unfortunate
— Skylar Diggins-Smith (@SkyDigg4) October 18, 2019
Diggins-Smith went on to explain her absence from the court, stating she was suffering from postpartum depression and had very little resources to help her become game-ready.
People called me a quitter, said I gave up on my team, etc., etc.
Not knowing I took two FULL months away from everything because of postpartum depression. With limited resources to help me be successful mentally/physically.
But just wait though….KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY.
— Skylar Diggins-Smith (@SkyDigg4) October 19, 2019