I Woke Up Like This

For Anyone Who Doesn't Love Who They Are

Read the interviews and view the images of participants in I Woke Up Like This. Learn about the social complexities of self-esteem, chronic illness, mental illness, and other important topics relative to current societal expectations of human behavior. 

Learn about who I am, my story, and my day to day thoughts about life. I am a survivor of sexual assault, childhood neglect, addiction, and disordered eating. My real life accounts are infused with my passion for sociology, anthropology, and psychology. Read about my experiences and life lessons I've learned from them.


Personal growth is for everyone. If you think you don't need to grow as a person; you definitely need to grow as a person. Nobody can be perfect. We just tell ourselves that to avoid the shame that we've been taught to feel when we are not perfect. Read about ways you can help yourself grow, listen to my stories of growth and learn how the lessons I've learned have improved who I am. Growth is for everyone and benefits everyone.