Gabriella: I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia with an insatiably curious mind.
I have a passion for a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: climbing, bugs, fitness, cooking, psychology, creativity, spirituality, fitness just to name a few.
In 2015 I was trying to complete my honours thesis in geology and geophysics. I got myself romantically entangled with a person with a severe Personality Disorder. I tried to take my own life. Prior to this I never had much real confidence in myself or ability.
I felt isolated & depressed. So I turned to movement as a way to cope.
As tremulous as it was, I began to turn my life around.
With the help from what felt like the only friend I had, I worked at a climbing gym and became more interested in the sport. Before 2015, I was completely disinterested.
A shitty year yes. I discontinued my honours thesis. I graduated with a regular Bachelor, but I continued to climb. Then I fell in love. Climbing indoor and outdoor gave me what I never thought was possible: Balance.
This blog aims to advocate for mental health & women in sport and encompass the 'Climbing For A Good Time & A Long Time' mantra.
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