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The End Is In Sight

(Written July 18, 2020) 8min read When COVID-19 caused travel to be suspended, Continentals and the Olympics to be postponed, and the world to be upended, things shifted for me. I was tired. I had been pushing just to finish things off, make it to the finish line, tie...

Trying to find my way #BLM

I hope that by sharing my some of my growth on this topic, others will seek to increase their own awareness and break down our ubiquitous, patriarchal, and Euro-centric systems of oppression. Because silence is compliance. And just because you can ignore the issue doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It just means you are privileged.

World Climbing Championships 2019: Tokyo

In a word: relief.  Relief that I can still perform. Relief that I don’t have to work myself to the bone to achieve (in fact, realising that I CAN’T achieve if I am burnt out). Relief that I am not alone. I arrived in Japan two weeks before the World...

OBN 2019: The process of processing

It’s been two weeks now since Open Boulder Nationals. Many people have come up to me this week, concerned about my wellbeing, considering the very vulnerable blog I wrote about my experience. Last week was a scheduled training break and I took full advantage of the...

ROAR

In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, this is a blog about the book “Roar: how to match your food and fitness to your female physiology for optimum performance, great health, and a strong, lean, body for life”, by Stacy T. Sims, PhD. I read...

Devastated: 2019 OBN

Devastated. It is such a dramatic word; but I can’t think of a better word to describe how I feel right now. I just got the worst result compared to expectations of my climbing career, at a time when I am supposed to be exceeding my achievements of the past. How can I...