Articles and Essays
Notre Dame Magazine
Second Place Winner of Notre Dame Magazine's Young Alumni Essay Contest.
Illustration by Brett Affrunti
What does it take to make a difference? Fr. Greg Boyle would say that when it comes down to it, change starts on the individual level. Start with one person, learn their story, and go from there.
Steph works diligently to manage her weight and self-image, but during this pandemic, she found her life falling apart in many ways. She’s learned to appreciate that even though her body is gaining weight and doesn’t look like it once did, her body is still strong — and is carrying her through this part of her story.