As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

One Thing Lead to Many Things

This picture was taken right after my incident.  I had gone to the club with friends, cut a black sock and rolled it up over my cast.  I was super insecure about my body and even more insecure about things because of why I had a caste.  My buddy Rene wanted a picture though so he put his arms around me to show support and we snapped the picture.  

It was the only picture I allowed to be taken of my cast.
A few years later and there I was.  Trimmed down and toned up, standing ringside in Korea as a fighter.

Boxing changed my life forever but I vouch it gave me a life.  It gave me a life of meaning.

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