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20180715-0627: Emily Kemp
Love My Body
Theyre etched into my mind like a scene from a horror movie that I wish I could forget but instead gets played over and over again; who it was, the look on their face, the sound of their voice, the words they said and how they made me feel - ashamed, worthless, fat.I can remember every single time anyone ever commented on my weight or my body: youve got a big tummy , as an athlete you should lose a few kilos , youre getting fat.The rules started with no sweets one month before the major champion ...
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20180624-0703: Emily Kemp
Comeback or Coming Forward?
The events of January as seen from the perspective of my psychiatrist:Week 1:I have no idea what Im going to do after I graduate or how Ill be allowed to stay in Europe! (wringing hands)Week 2: I had a phone interview yesterday and am going to Helsinki on Monday for a face-to-face interview! (nervously bouncing in chair)Week 3: I got the job! I started working yesterday and am moving to Helsinki in June! (eyes wide in shock)It was a whirlwind few weeks to say the least and my psychiatrist could ...
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20180204-0033: Emily Kemp
Curiosity and Wonder
Just over one year ago now, I was incapable of orienteering without breaking down into tears. In the middle of the forest, alone with my thoughts, I would be overwhelmed by a wave of panic and despair. It was confusing for me since, for so long, orienteering had been my safe place, the way that I could escape from the stresses of life. I kept pushing myself though, which lead me to the bottom of a depression where I didnt even know how to be alive anymore. At that time, I decided that WOC was so ...
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20180114-0551: Emily Kemp
Last spring, the very talented photographer, Jaana Honkanen, and I worked on a photography project together. In the beginning, I wrote that:For me it is a journey towards acceptance, compassion and love for myself just the way I am.For five months, we documented all sides of what it was like for me to be an elite athlete: the sunny and the somber. I wanted to show the joy that training and competing gave me, but also the struggles that I was facing as my own expectations became higher and toughe ...
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20171208-0014: Emily Kemp
Time to take a breath
In the winter of 2014, I was interviewed by Merja Kallikari as a Canadian orienteer just having moved to Finland. We talked about training with the Turku Sports Academy and joining the club Angelniemen Ankkuri. This autumn, Merja contacted me again but with a very different type of interview in mind. She had been following my updates on social media about the difficulties of this last year and proposed writing an article in the Turku newspaper about what Ive learned about myself in sport and in ...
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