At the 2018 Olympics, there are 109 women in the total count of 244 athletes for the United States. Of these athletes, only 10% are women of color, including 5 Asian American and 7 African American women. Of the 7 African American women, four (including one back up) are on the bobsled team led by Elena Meyers. Thus far, these women seem to receive mostly positive accolades and media attention despite their small numbers. On Saturday, Maame Biney was televised qualifying for the speed skating semifinals with her usual joy and excitement. She was the first African American to qualify in speed skating at only 18 years old. As one article reported, first she smiles then laughs about her qualifying to be a part of this year’s Olympic team and her move onto the semifinals. Mira Nagasu participated in the team skating competition performing in the free skate with both grace and power. Her body appeared to glide from one sequence to another as her gently bent hands moved with the flow of her routine. Much to everyone’s delight, She became the first American woman to execute a triple axle. At the end of the performance, she pumped her hand in excitement over her terrific program. Her performance punctuated the American team’s bronze medal in the team competition. Only one damper, I spotted another subtle micro aggression in an article that wrote a paragraph that talked about her father yet failed to mention a word about her mother.