My name is Marie Young from Austin, Tx. I'm a Girl Scout, 4-Her and an accidental athlete.
"How you respond is more important than what is said.", Marie Young
In 2016, I joined a robotics team. I was often teased and called names because of my size. The thought I was too weak, too small and that I didn't know how to do things.
When I said something to the mentors, I was told the names were cute. I didn't think so.
When told that I had to carry the 110 pound robot for a position I wanted - I got to work. I rock climbed 5 days a week and ate the right foods to build muscle. By September 2017 I was ready to carry that robot. But the position had been decided and I never got to prove that I could carry the robot.
I learned what friends should be like and started training 5 days a week with my ninja, rock climbing and parkour community. They are awesome/supportive and a lot of fun.
No one will call me weak, a twig, or "cute" again -- I am my own warrior.