My Story

Imperfection is beauty; madness is genius; and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
– Marilyn Monroe.

I’m Giavanna Whitney. I’m 19 years old and believe that every person is beautiful, important, worthwhile, and fabulous; which is exactly what this blog will be about. I have a mission in life to make women feel as beautiful as possible. Show them how wonderful they can be, their potential, and I plan on changing the way women view their roles in society and within themselves.

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How I got here: At the age of 17 I got diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called Ulcerative Colitis. It is something that I will struggle with for the rest of my life, getting tests done frequently, taking a handful of medication daily, and having to deal with the pain that goes along with UC. After I got diagnosed my doctor put me on a steroid called prednisone, which is a very harsh drug to be on. I gained weight like crazy, wasn’t able to sleep for months, and felt like I had no control over my emotions. I hated the situation I was in and was nothing but negative. I hated myself and felt like I was a lost cause with no control over my body. In order to be “normal” I had to fill my body with all these different medications and I didn’t think that was fair.

Then, one day I sat back and really thought about the situation I was in… The reality of it is I can either deal with what I was given and be grateful for what I have or I can feel lost/helpless all the time and not live my life to the fullest. I realized that no matter what happens you have to move forward and be happy with the life you’re living. I am beautiful, confident, and able to achieve anything I put my mind to even with my UC. So, I chose to be happy with life and look at the big picture. In doing that it dawned on me that I’m not the only one to have ever felt this way, who has ever felt hopeless, ugly, or self conscious. Which is why I am telling my story.

This is my journey – being handed something that I never imagined I’d have to deal with and instead of turning it into a negative I made it a positive. My blog is meant for motivation and inspiration, a place you can go to be reminded how beautiful and phenomenal you are.

A girl’s most beautiful outfit ever is charisma, the prettiest accessory is smile, and the best pair of heels is confidence.
– Rebecca Holt.

11 Responses to “My Story

  • Tiffany Bjerken
    3 years ago

    You are such an amazing girl. I know you will inspire so many people. I cannot wait to see what you have to share with the world.

  • Well I couldn’t be more proud to know and love you! You are a strong and confident woman. Always have been. Happiness is a choice. I’m glad you choose happiness. Live life like tomorrow’s your last day-no regrets, right. Cheers to you and this cool blog. C

  • Molle Barker
    3 years ago

    You are truly inspiring!! Thank you from one lady to another! You have a gift!

    • The Bon
      3 years ago

      Thank you!!

      • Leta Wright
        3 years ago

        Giavanna,
        Thank you for you’re inspiring story.
        I have pretty bad asthma & I also am on steroids & other meds that make you gain weight & not feel well.
        But I’m Thankful for the life Christ has given me! Please keep blogging to inspire all of us, young or old,
        healthy or not. To live the best days of our life everyday!
        Leta

      • Cynthia
        2 years ago

        tell Whitney i am a big fan so as you and i really like doing gymnastics

  • Ashley Whitney
    3 years ago

    Your strength and positivity is truly refreshing and inspiring. I’m so proud of the beautiful young lady you are both inside and out. Love you “Bon”! xoxo

  • Git it girl! You are perfectly imperfect- that’s what makes us humans, well, human.

  • Cara Smith
    2 years ago

    Very inspirational

  • You are awesome

  • Kendyll
    2 years ago

    Hi Whitney your story is awesome it inspired me

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