Gnarly is an experience. The experience of letting go. Letting go so you can hold on tighter. The experience of leaving town, so you can find your way home. The experience of giving up, so you find a way to give it everything. The experience of burning out, so you can rise from rubble. And so it is with those who seek us out. They will not find a brand, they will find an experience. A set of meanings that reflect their desires to become more than they were previous.
I said no. It happened anyways.
Shocked more than anything, I kept my mouth shut. It was my first semester at college. How do you put rape into words?
It is clear to me now. I should have fought him. Used pepper spray. Walked the six miles back to the dorms.
But I was young and fragile. I just stayed quiet.
My story is everyone’s story. We are all survivors.
Questions of self-doubt cross my mind every day. Yes, I know what you are thinking. You, Alana? But you look so flawless in your Facebook picture, I would have NEVER imagined that you are a normal human being. Well, the truth is that picture is edited (thank you Instagram) and most women struggle with confidence issues everyday.
At Swoob, we care about women fulfilling their potential and developing confidence. We know the struggles are real and we experience them. However, we also know success and confidence is possible for each of us!