“Masculine” Femininity

I’ve never been a particularly girly girl, unless you count the fact that I would only wear dresses til the 2nd grade because I thought jeans were the worst thing ever (maybe this explains my current aversion to pants as an adult?). I love make up, I love having my hair done, I’d have a […]

Eye on the Prize

January was a weird month, y’all. I came back to Lubbock after an emotional but fulfilling trip home for the holidays. I got into a meal plan routine that allowed me to drop 10 pounds and 6% body fat in a month’s time. I hit the ground running at work as soon as students returned […]

What Makes a Good Lifter?

“I wouldn’t be able to do this shit if I was happy without doing it.” A friend of mine sent me this pep talk (warning: his mouth is worse than mine) today about who “we” are as lifters, and it ended with me vocalizing my agreement in the middle of my office while I listened. I […]

Is This What Being an Adult Feels Like?

In my recent trip back to New York, I did my best to see my family as much as humanly possible. That said, I made time to see some dear friends, and I’m so glad I did. One particular friend is someone I’ve known since I was in the 7th grade. She’s one of those […]

Angels on Earth

Though I was raised Catholic, I’m not a particularly religious person. I do, however, consider myself someone who has faith that there is something out there bigger than myself. My whole life, my Grandma has talked about angels. Specifically, when I was learning how to drive under her watch, she instructed me to never drive […]

“I Can’t Date Someone That Heavy”

My Strongwoman inspiration Kaitlin Burgess wrote an awesome blog a few months back about weight and dating. Here’s the link. A brief synopsis: a guy was talking about how he has “weight classes” for the women he dates, and Kaitlin basically said “fuck your weight class.” As a woman who has floated between middle and […]

Whole-Ass Everything

(Warning to my SA Pro friends: If you’re all about student development theories and all that jazz, this blog will probably bother you. In the terms of our dear friend Perry, this is a very dualistic post #SorryNotSorry) I’ve been thinking about who I am as a person a lot lately, and I’ve had a […]