Skylar Walder: Tested. My Battle with COVID-19.

When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, we were all tested. The world shut down and now in 2021, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I entered college in the fall of 2020 and the entire school year was uncertain. We were not sure if our school would send us home,…

Karina Carstens: My Eating Disorder “Chad” and Our Toxic Relationship

I named my eating disorder “Chad” to personify it. I struggled with anorexia, and there are themes throughout my story of control, guilt, secrecy, loss of libido, and loneliness –all of which are prevalent amongst most people with anorexia. If you are struggling with this disease or any other type of eating disorder, I STRONGLY…

My name is Devon White. And I am an alcoholic.

My name is Devon White. And I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is November 8, 2003. I mention that first because that date is the impetus for my journey to understand myself, inside and out, cognitively, emotionally and spiritually. As far back as I can remember, I can remember anxiety. I remember going to…

Justin Bobb: My Story. My Purpose.

What I have written has been in the works for years now, so this is very important to me. It is something I have thought about often, something I have had a lot of worries about, and yet something that I have felt so strongly about, too. I am going to reveal a side of me…

Hailey Bianco: Athlete to Artist, My Beautiful Story

I’ve tried to find the words to express my thoughts but I never could. Art gave my thoughts life when my words couldn’t speak. This is my beautiful story.    I was born broken. I spent most of my childhood at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago because of my disability. I was born without…

Kailey Conry: Against The Odds

The second you commit to the college of your dreams, you are flooded with thoughts of what will be: constantly imagining the friendships you will form, the experiences you will have, envisioning the success you hope to find in your sport. I was no different. I came into my freshman year in the best shape…

Pro Runner Jazmine Fray on Mental Health: Ten Things I Wish I Knew

Jazmine Fray, former runner at Texas A&M University, holds NCAA Division 1 titles in the individual 800-meter and the 4×400-meter relay. She is now a professional athlete at Under Armour in Washington, DC, where she is busy training and competing, as well as coaching high school track.  With a strong Catholic faith that was nurtured…