Since October, I've been working on a story.
About the past few years of my life. About adjusting to college. About my struggles with food.
And most importantly, about Christ.
The five-part series, "As a Girl Thinks," will be published this coming Monday. Throughout the week, each chapter will be printed in the paper and online edition of the Daily Illini. My stories are detailed and revealing, as well as the vignettes from other college girls across the country. We are standing together for this piece — fighting shame and choosing boldness.
I have absolutely no idea what to expect when this comes out. There will undoubtedly be negative backlash — I'm prepared for that. But my great hope is that people will actually read it, understand it, grow from it.
This story is the final crescendo of my semester at home, the finished product of what happened and how God worked it together. And I can't wait to share it with this campus next week.