Byron Jamar Terry: Bounce Back

Everybody is fighting a battle. We live in an age where our social media personas can often blind those from seeing what really exists inside of us. Sometimes, you may never know what someone may be going through. Although I don’t usually talk too much about my personal life, I am happy to share this…

Kylie Pickrell: Finding My New Home

Growing up, I always considered myself as someone who was pretty mentally tough. I constantly pushed myself and my teammates to be better because that’s all I ever knew. I played club volleyball at TAV in Texas where I was pushed to be the best. So when it came time for me to experience my…

Gena Main: Transferring For My Healing

I grew up with a suffer in silence mentality; it was always just easier to work hard, keep my head down, and keep others happy. I loved soccer so much that anytime I went through something hard, I was able to fully immerse myself in the game. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college…

Important Advice for Suddenly Single Parents

By Leslie Campos of Well Parents Although the divorce rate has been falling slightly in recent years, Crisp and Company still note that 42% of marriages in England and Wales will be legally dissolved. Divorce has a domino effect. Not only does it mean that you and your spouse are separating, it also means that…

Kenzie Brouk: Using My Chronic Illness As Inspiration

My name is Kenzie Brouk and I’m currently a senior at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, where I compete on the figure skating and synchronized skating team. Here is my story of finding my love for skating again through a chronic illness and a toxic team environment: I started skating when I was seven years…

Hristina Cvetkovic: Reflections From Beyond The Court

Some of you know me as Tina, some of you know me as Serb, and some of you know me as that tall tennis girl that’s always in the training room. I am not sure I can put everything into words to summarize the last five years of being a Division I student-athlete. I did…

Drew Clark: Bigger Than The Game

“I’m fine,” “I’m okay,” and “I’m good,” were the only three responses I had from the ages of 16 to 20 whenever a coach, family member, or friend asked me how I was doing. I actually thought I was “fine” for a long time. But after years of bottling up mixed emotions and feelings, I…

Olivia Duarte: Falling Back In Love with Lacrosse

My name is Olivia Duarte, and for as long as I can remember I have loved the game of lacrosse. The first semester of my senior year in college, that changed. I spent hours on the phone with my Mom telling her I hated lacrosse and wanted to quit.  My mom being the incredible person…

BMX Rider Jocelyn Camarra: You. Are. Perfect.

Our editors sat down with BMX rider Joce Camarra to chat about her mental health journey. You can learn more about Joce and follow her on Instagram at @joc313 Introduce yourself to our followers.Hey everyone! My name is Joce –pronounced Jah-ss, short for Jocelyn! I’m 29 years old and I ride freestyle BMX. I love anything…

Nick Lee: I won’t stay silent

This piece was first published by Outsports on August 17, 2021. “Maricón.” In late May, I was playing doubles in an away match for a U.S. Tennis Assn. men’s 5.0 league in Westchester, New York, when a player on the opposing team yelled this word to himself in the singles match one court over after…