‘I am who I am’

I love stories. We’re all made of them aren’t we?… good ones and sad ones, funny ones and difficult ones. I always love hearing stories, especially if they can teach me something. So, I’m really pleased to be posting this today. I’d like to introduce you to Alex.

alex ballet 2Hello! My name is Alex Davis, and I’m currently in my final year at university training to be a ballet dancer.

The biggest thing I’ve battled with ever since I began training in London is my weight. I always knew I didn’t have the right look for ballet but I never let it stop me. However, especially in my second year, I’ve been told time and time again that my body isn’t right and I must lose weight.

I did everything I could, I went to the gym ’till I was exhausted, I changed my eating habits by cutting out dairy and gluten completely out of my diet and I even tried to stop eating but thankfully that didn’t last long because I love food too much. I felt imperfect and not worthy and I hated it.

Over time, I began to realise that I had a gift for dance and I wasn’t going to let that stop me. I am who I am, and I didn’t want to let them affect me mentally anymore, I didn’t want them to force me to be something I’m not. We’re perfect, especially in God’s eyes. We need to stand against what society tells us to be! We don’t need to change this or do that to make other people happy. We need to stand on our own two feet and declare our individuality. We’re beautiful, and wonderfully made.

Love Alex.alex

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