Featuring Jiggy

 

SAVING MY OWN LIFE: A STORY OF DIABETES + DEPRESSION / BEYOND TYPE 1

Let’s not forget that there have been numerous studies done to observe the relationship between Type 1 Diabetes and depression, and the results showed that people living with Type 1 Diabetes do, in fact, have a higher risk of suicide than the general population. So, what can we do? My answers are “I don’t know” followed by “everything it takes.” Read more

EPISODE 17 / THE CAGE FREE CHICKS PODCAST

Jiggy has never once bowed to the pressures of life, but has always risen to occasion and then some. She is a Type 1 Diabetic who is constantly striving to figure out how to reconcile her diagnosis and her athletic passions from dance, to CrossFit to Muay Thai to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the present. She is also very outspoken about being a gay Christian and seeks to envelop anyone who has ever felt disenfranchised in anyway with the warmth of her deep and beautiful faith. Read more

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT / VALLEY MAGAZINE

Jiggy’s story is one of determination, heartbreak and hard work. Through family struggles, fighting internal demons and having her life turned upside down, Jiggy has learned to maintain an upbeat attitude. Her ability to turn a hard times into happiness is what makes her a role model that everybody can look up to. Read More

TAKING ON ADVERSITY / BRAVEST PODCAST

To say that Jiggy Yoon has been through a lot in life, would be an understatement. Read More

T1D AND EXERCISE: IT'S ALL TRIAL AND ERROR / COLLEGE DIABETES NETWORK

Once I experienced my first low, I developed a fear of being alone. I was afraid of dancing alone, training alone, and lifting alone. Everything I had always been able to do on my own, I was afraid that I would pass out and no one would be there to save me. I feared being active. Read More

MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SERIES PT. 1: DEPRESSION / MERCEDES IN THE MAKING

My depression comes and goes in waves. Sometimes, the tides are high, sometimes it's just another steady day. I go into this state of "I'm a pathetic loser and I ain't sh*t". That's literally what I tell myself in my head over and over and over and over again. Read More