for Recapturing Life
I'd like to tell you a story about why our stories and our perspectives matter.
We're going to begin with my story. My name is Whitney and I am a 26 year old obese African American female living in Jacksonville, FL.
When I was younger, I wanted to be an Action Sports Athlete. Specifically, a skateboarder or a downhill longboarder.
I also wanted to learn surfing, parkour, snowboarding and climb up the tallest mountains. I wanted to be a ninja and have all the cool dance moves, haha. I wanted to be strong, brave, caring and free.
The thing is I've been fat for most of my life and I was quickly told to be realistic.