‘A Lesson in Loss, Humility and Absurdity’: How Rhythmic Gymnastics Took Over My Childhood

“To an outside observer, I was a little girl in a sparkly leotard throwing a hoop back and forth, but in reality, my life in rhythmic gymnastics felt less like a sleepover-friendly teen drama than one of those hardboiled stories about a steely renegade on a single-minded quest – usually a man, hardened by middle-age, gripped by an obsession so pure and powerful that it alienates everyone around him. At nine years old, I was that man.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jul 27, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,327 words)
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