a series about why our stories matter

Recapturing Life is a story about why our stories matter. Why we all matter.

1 the act of regaining one's truth, by listening to and learning from oneself; to identify who one truly is

2 a journey of self-understanding

Recapturing Life is becoming who you are.


To help others not feel alone

To help others see and feel their value and potential

To encourage others to choose Life over suicide.

According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.” ― Bee Movie

overweight to weightlessness

book one: overweight to weightlessness

my name is Whitney

and my story is about understanding, loving and creating myself.

I am a Professional Dreamer and an aspiring Adventurer. It's funny, the story that I now know I'm supposed to live is a story I never believed I could obtain. Stories, when a human is brave enough to share their truth, can ignite the fire in those who never knew they had ignition fluid inside of them.

As a person who has hated fitness for so long because I was fat, weight loss became one of the most overbearing topics of my life. But social media and filmmaking led me towards my dream of constant movement. I will longboard across Africa and walk north from the tip of South America. And I'll do it in whatever body I have. This is not a weight loss story. This is a story of letting go of the burden of self-hate and expectations. This is a story about taking flight no matter what humans think is impossible.

chapter one

Don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 15. And, don't compare your chapter 15 to some else's chapter 15. It doesn't matter what the chapter is because you're reading two different books. COMPARE YOURSELF TO YOURSELF. That's it.

Chapter one

Is it crazy to believe I can longboard over 500 or even1000 miles? I've had this feeling of wanting to show myself what it is I'm capable of. Watching and reading the stories of people who, despite their limitations, created a path through their uncertainty. Through their uncomfortable maze to reach a place of understanding something new about themselves. That they were a whole lot more badass than they once believed.

Our greatest and most underutilized superpower is understanding. The act of understanding gives us the ability to let go of fear.

The Objective

capture and share the journey of creating oneself

Sharing the story of understanding. Understanding yourself and understanding the world around you.