Athlete Sha’Carri Richardson revealed on her Instagram story that she is still healing from the emotional trauma caused by her most recent abusive and homophobic relationship.
“I was in a relationship with a Jamaican athlete that never cared about me from the jump,” she wrote
, according to The Source. “I was abused and stole from yet protected her from the judgment of her country & family while they dragged me. I had to deal with homophobic and so much more that I’m still healing from.”
After the confession, Richardson started
posting memes on her Instagram story that could have something to do with that previous relationship.
One meme read, “I don’t understand how someone can just walk out of your life and not care about you anymore.”
“A person who doesn’t defend you while someone slanders you is your enemy too,” another one said.
She also posted a meme that read, “We live in a time where people get mad when you don’t let them use you.”
The track and field star has spoken about her relationship with the unknown female in several Twitter posts and in an interview with the Washington Post. She credited
her former beau for being the inspiration behind the orange hair and acrylic nails during the US Olympic Track and Field Trials.
Richardson rose to fame during her first year at Louisiana State University in 2019 by becoming one of the fastest women in history after running
10.72 seconds to break the 100 m record at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships, in which she ranks number six for women.
The sprinter couldn’t compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games after being disqualified for testing positive for THC, a chemical known to be inside cannabis, sparking a lot of commotion on social media.
The young athlete didn’t let that dampen her success. She received numerous brand deals like the $250,000 enforcement from vaping company Dr. Dabber. But she also beat
her 100 m time in practice, 10.3 seconds.