Health and Fitness

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Against All Odds: The Rise of Lina Khalifeh & SheFighter

The Early Childhood Training Building SheFighter Overcoming Challenges Advice to the Youth Lina Khalifeh, founder of  SheFighter, The First Self-Defense Studio and Movement for women in the Middle East, shares a really inspiring story about dealing with racism, physical abuse, and the birth of her company. “What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; …

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Advocating Holistic Health and Sustainability: Soumya Ganapathy

Growing Up in Mixed Cultures Interest in Medicine Seeking Inspiration and Being Sustainable When I was young, I felt like I was carrying two worlds within myself—my Indian heritage and the Western culture that I was growing up in. There were many times that I felt like an outsider. I was picked on a lot …

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Intertwining Body Image Concerns with Health: Smita

Childhood and Health-Problems Self-love, Self-Care and Support As a kid, I was incredibly skinny and people constantly highlighted it. Lactose intolerant and susceptible to food poisoning, I consistently battled stomach pains and nausea. After catching a stomach infection, I lived in fear that it would manifest into an ulcer. As a result, I developed anxiety …

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