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In high school, Michael Fisbeck weighed 300 pounds. Fisbeck, pictured here on Dec. 8, 2018, decided to stop eating. “I would chew gum to convince myself that I was eating.” In college, Fisbeck was diagnosed with anorexia. ⁣
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In high school, Michael Fisbeck weighed 300 pounds. Fisbeck, pictured here on Dec. 8, 2018, decided to stop eating. “I would chew gum to convince myself that I was eating.” In college, Fisbeck was diagnosed with anorexia. “Now, I need to help others like me," he said.

“For so long, the school board didn’t even take the issue of gender seriously at all,” said Emile Eller, a fashion design freshman at Stephens College who identifies as nonbinary.

“For so long, the school board didn’t even take the issue of gender seriously at all,” said Emile Eller, a fashion design freshman at Stephens College who identifies as nonbinary.

“When we skate, we dance. Our bodies are together and our movements become complementary." Kev Presley dances after a local drag show performance by Veronika Versace in South Columbia, MO on June 27, 2019 at Yin Yang Night Cl

“When we skate, we dance. Our bodies are together and our movements become complementary." Kev Presley dances after a local drag show performance by Veronika Versace in South Columbia, MO on June 27, 2019 at Yin Yang Night Club.

“Why should I go to college?" He asked. Like many US students, Alex Whitehouse is in the midst of a great decision - college.

“Why should I go to college?" He asked. Like many US students, Alex Whitehouse is in the midst of a great decision - college.

Evan Bartley and Kyle Verissimo bask in the sun and rest after climbing up a rock near Leo Carrillo State Beach in Southern California.

Evan Bartley and Kyle Virissimo bask in the sun and rest after climbing up a rock near Leo Carrillo State Beach in Southern California.

“Sometimes I look to the sun and thank it for its warmth,” Emmett Ferguson said after a run on August 8, 2019.

"Being a man is having the courage to live out your dreams," Matt Wald said as he plopped down on his bed on the afternoon of December. 21, 2018. Wald is currently a high school student focusing his time on art while facing his anxiety in high school. "I
"Being a man is having the courage to live out your dreams," Matt Wald said as he plopped down on his bed on the afternoon of December. 21, 2018. Wald is currently a high school student focusing his time on art while facing his anxiety in high school. "I think it's important to not be put down by what other people have to say," he said. "I live my life and just do me every single day."

“She is my everything,” the young man said of his girlfriend beside him. “He ins’t lying. I am his everything,” she replied with a chuckle.

"Since my dad and brother died, I haven’t had anybody to talk to who is a role model," Davyn Orcutt said. "My dad died of cancer a couple years ago and my brother committed suicide after so I’m half motivated by hopelessness and half hopeless by hopelessn
"Since my dad and brother died, I haven’t had anybody to talk to who is a role model," Davyn Orcutt said. "My dad died of cancer a couple years ago and my brother committed suicide after so I’m half motivated by hopelessness and half hopeless by hopelessness." Pictured here on December 4, 2018 Orcutt says he is lost amongst his emotions and feels detached from life. “Being happy is definitely a challenge for me,” he said.

Battle High School band members look to the camera while preparing for the homecoming football game in late Sept. in Columbia, Missouri.

Jean Noll, pictured in the fourth image, grinned when she spoke of her reasoning behind attending a rally hosted by President Donald Trump on Thursday, November 2, 2018 at Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Missouri. “I a

Jean Noll, pictured in the fourth image, grinned when she spoke of her reasoning behind attending a rally hosted by President Donald Trump on Thursday, November 2, 2018 at Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Missouri. “I am here for the future,” she said while hugging her 10-year-old grandson, Reece Noll. “It doesn’t matter if you support him, this is history and it’s not everyday you see a president.”

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