Profession Lifestyle and fashion blogger.
Role Models My parents, especially my mother. She has been my biggest role model growing up. She has shown me in numerous ways that life truly is what you make it. From her, I have learned that with hard work, determination and a little bit of luck, anything is possible.
How Sexuality Affected Sports Activities Growing Up Sports have always played a big part in my life, well before I even understood my sexuality. I think that because of that, I really didn’t let negativity get in the way of it.
Ways You Overcame Any Anti-Gay Prejudices By being myself at all times and standing up for what I believe in. Once you learn that what other people think about you has more to do with themselves than you, overcoming prejudice in general becomes a lot easier.
Advice to Young People on Overcoming Biases in Sports Be the best at your sport and let your talent speak for itself. If you do that, your peers will have no choice but to respect your game. Growing up can be difficult and kids can be mean, but if we want to dispel certain biases in sports, we have to participate in order to see those changes occur.
Personal Fitness Goals Just to be the best version of myself inside and out. To me, it’s more than just working out. It’s a commitment to living a better life. It may start with fitness, but it doesn’t stop there. The right food choices and maintaining a positive outlook on life are just as important.
Your Fitness Strategy My trainer and I tend to focus my workouts around high-intensity interval training and circuits that revolve around using my own body weight. It’s less about getting bigger muscles and more about staying lean and increasing definition.
Hobbies I love to travel, run outdoors, read biographies, listen to live music and host events.
Inspiration Source Travel. I had the opportunity to spend a few months in Paris in the past year. Being fully immersed in the culture made me feel so alive and inspired. It made me realize that sometimes we get so caught up in our everyday life that we forget there is so much more out there in the world for us to discover.
Best Life Lesson So Far Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. Just keep that in mind next time life decides to throw you a curve ball.
Shield Max Jacket, $230 CAD MSRP
Flash Tights, $175 CAD MSRP
Air Zoom Structure 18, $155 CAD MSRP
(ALL CLOTHING AND SHOES BY NIKE)