Resilient, intelligent, driven and caring

Posted on September 27, 2018

Constructing Yourself

Stephani Anson is the perfect definition of resilience. Those who know Stephani agree, she is also intelligent, driven and caring.

Stephani was born in Glenwood, but raised in Gypsum. She is currently attending Red Canyon High School in Edwards, and challenging herself by taking college courses at Colorado Mountain College in hopes to graduate high school with both her high school diploma, and associates degree.

Stephani has not yet decided where to go after high school, but has her eyes set on UCLA, Savannah College and Juilliard. Stephani is planning to major in performing arts and getting a minor in music.

Stephani is one of our new Youth Leaders Council members, where she has been able to voice her passions. One being mental health. Stephani has struggled with anxiety, and depression for around three years before she began speaking about it, “I believe me opening up about this will help my peers who are going through something similar.” Anson says. Stephani also spoke about her struggle with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, and how it has been very difficult for her constructing herself again.

Stephani is very open about her struggles and uses social media platforms such as YouTube to help people from all around the world who are going through similar issues she herself has endured. Her youtube channel can be found by following this url Stephani has also had the opportunity to attend a convention known as Vidcon, where she voiced her passions about mental health.

Stephani is also passionate about diversity and acceptance where she is planning on attending, and speaking, at the Mountain West Diversity Conference.

On her free time Stephani enjoys listening to music, writing, producing videos, screenwriting and honing her performing arts skills. In the future she hops to be able to join the Vail Performing Arts Academy, but cannot right now due to financial issues.

Stephani is one of the many hidden gems in our community that work incredibly hard, and deserve more recognition. I am incredibly honored to work alongside Stephani to better our community, and listening to her story has definitely inspired me. I am proud of Stephani for all that she has overcome, and accomplished, and I cannot wait to see everything she has yet to accomplish. Shoot for the stars Stephani, we all know you can do it.

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