Advice, Body Image, Identity, Personal Growth, University of Oklahoma

Dear Younger Me

I know you probably won't want to read this. You would rather be doodling, taking a drive with nowhere to be to clear your head, or doing anything but taking advice from me. But if I could go back and give you some advice in hopes of making anything easier for you, it would be… Continue reading Dear Younger Me

Body Image, Gymnastics, Personal Growth

A Thank You to My Body

As I just finished my last competition as a gymnast a few weeks ago, I started to think about everything I've put my body through in my twenty-two years of life so far and I decided that I owe it thanks for persevering with me for so long, for being stronger than I often realize.… Continue reading A Thank You to My Body

Body Image, Identity

A Battle

You feel like you’re in a battle with yourself. You wage a war against yourself…against your body, against appetite, and against instinct. Every self-defeating word that you’ve ever called yourself, you hear in your mind, and it rings…echoes even: worthless, inadequate, and insecure. You might run circles in your room every day to try and… Continue reading A Battle

Body Image, Inspirational, Personal Growth


I'm going to tell you something that you don't know yet, but that will reveal itself in time: You are perfect. I'll say it again just to be clear: You. Are. Perfect. I know you don't know this yet because I know what you see when you look in the mirror. I know the imperfections… Continue reading You Are PERFECTly imPERFECT