044 | Body Image and Mental Health In Female Athletes | with Victoria Garrick
Today’s guest is so wise beyond her years; you would never know she is just a senior at USC. When I met Victoria Garrick for the first time, I was blown away. This young woman is changing the world as we speak. She is a force, and she is not gonna go down without being heard.
A walk-on libero for the USC volleyball team, Victoria is now in the record books as one of the best liberos in school history. This holds a special place in my heart; as you know, I played at USC and graduated in 2009.
Beyond being an incredible athlete, she has become a leading voice for young women and college athletes around the country. She’s been featured on Players Tribune for her work on body image, and she’s already given a Ted Talk on mental health in athletics. She’s hard at work to change the conversation we have with our bodies.
I am so proud of all that she is doing, and as someone who has struggled with my own eating disorder, this conversation of healing hits home for me. Please share this conversation with the young women in your life; this is something I wish I’d heard when I was younger.
Today on The Platform…
Moving beyond the habit of hiding your own unhappiness
The effect of social media on young women’s body images
The dangers of “I’ll be happy when …”
Being the boss of your own life
Consciously avoiding codependent relationships
Victoria’s Ted Talk
Photoshopped bodies vs. real bodies
Giving yourself permission to speak your truth and love your body
Shifting away from negative self talk: would you speak to a friend the way you speak to yourself?
Victoria Garrick on Instagram: @victoriagarrick
Victoria Garrick’s Ted Talk on YouTube
How I Learned To Love My Body As A Female Athlete by Victoria Garrick
Victoria Garrick on Twitter: @victoriagarrick
Victoria Garrick on Facebook
Breaking Free From Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth
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