Each Moment is Part of Our Story of Growth

Honesty time, because that is what this blog is for and because my blogs resonate with what I’m feeling in that moment. I am having a tough time posting my blogs. I have this well-constructed goal in my head to post every Monday. Sometimes I ask myself why I have that goal, but I am always reminded when someone tells …

Practicing Self-Love as an Advocate and Ally

During times of social and emotional unrest, it’s easy to put self-care and self-love on the back burner. It’s easy to tell yourself you don’t deserve it when you see social and civil injustice around you. But it is possible to practice self-care and self-love while also practicing advocacy and being a good ally. Before we go any further, it’s …

44 Days

By Guest Contributor Christian Carmen Jane Black people are being murdered, trans women are being murdered, the coronavirus is here and the whole world is on lockdown in some way. The restrictions that have been lifted have been met with curfews. I am tired. I want to go “home,” but I am already here. I want to be near my …

Ruku Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, we’re sharing a written piece from Ruku Pal, a second-year Miami University student. Check out her story below! “My story is powerful.” Four years ago, I first saw this phrase. “My story is powerful.” It didn’t feel right. It wasn’t that it was wrong per se, it just didn’t quite fit. Firstly, I didn’t feel I …

Talking About Things That Make Us Uncomfortable Can Set Us Free

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. There is a lot of pain in the world right now. It can be overwhelming at times. I have seen a lot of posts about how if you are silent right now with everything going on with the riots and people of color being killed that you are betraying …

One of the First Steps of Healing

Good old Facebook memories either have you cringing at your 13-year-old self, or reflecting really deeply. This morning I was on the reflecting side. I was reminded of a post from 2013 after our first round at DII nationals for the 4×400. We performed terribly. We were completely doubtful of ourselves and we could see the doubt in each other’s …