An essay about letting go of your identity.
I have been running track since the age of nine years old. I am now in my high school’s track team, and these were my thoughts at my last meet.
This is what an injury taught me about self-care.
Rock climbing helps me realize that I am capable of beating all the “impossibles.”
Caster Semenya is a South African runner who has been banned by the IAAF from competing with women because she was found to be hyperandrogenic, meaning she has a higher level of testosterone. This whole investigation was based on the opinion of fellow athletes that she looks like a man. As a result, she must either take testosterone decreasing drugs to compete with women or run with men. As of now, Semenya is still fighting the case, not just for herself but for the human rights of all women.
As a STEM-focused student, this project was my first-ever attempt to create a game!