What lives matter?

Wondering what it takes to be awesome? A dictionary is what it takes to be awesome. So much can be accomplished through words.  As a person of color living in the United States today, it would be naive of me to say that racism is not prevalent in today’s society. …

Conquer or die

In less than a week, I will join other members of the 2015 Medtronic Global Heroes team. I will be participating in the Twin Cities in Motion 10 Miler.  My options in life are: conquer or die, I choose to conquer. I will be out running adversity and achieving what …

Me

I am a 2015 Medtronic Global Heroes team member. Only twenty-five athletes from around the world hold this title, and I’m one of them. 6 years, 14 surgeries, hundreds of pills, a body covered in scars… all equate to being a hero – a person who is admired or idealized …

So I hike!

In the winter of 2008, I attended the Women’s Wilderness Institution, an all-female adult version of Outward Bounds. I set off on a primitive camping expedition with six other women. A major group trust building activity was belaying for one another as we each took turns rock climbing. Growing up …