Ariana berlin by olivia appleby 11Cij
My inspirational sports star is Ariana Berlin, who came back to the sporting world after a tragic set back. In 2011,
when Ariana was only 14 years old, a speeding car crashed into her and her mother’s vehicle. This caused Ariana
multiple injuries: two collapsed lungs, two broken legs, a broken wrist, broken collarbone and cracked ribs. Ariana
was on her way to making a name for herself within gymnastics, however, after the accident doctors told her she
would never be able to compete or take part in her beloved sport again.
But thanks to pure resilience and determination Ariana not only came back fighting but is now one of the UCLA’s
most successful gymnasts.
Ariana originally began breakdancing before getting back into Ariana originally began breakdancing before getting back into
gymnastics and it was at one of her dancing performances that Ariana
met Valorie Kondos Field a renowned coach of gymnastics.
With her, she began to train to achieve her life-time ambition of
earning a spot on the UCLA team.
Ariana graduated early and earned a full scholarship with the team,
and is now classed as one of the UCLA’s most consistent athletes ever.
Ariana is an inspiration to me because of her perseverance. She was Ariana is an inspiration to me because of her perseverance. She was
truly brave after her accident and, against all odds, she achieved
what she has always wanted. She is a true fighter. To this day Ariana is
still using her gymnastics to score roles in TV and film as a stunt double.
Ariana Berlin has appeared in
several TV series and movies as
a stunt double. Those include:
NCIS Los Angeles, Shake it up!,
90210 and Make It or Break It.
Her inspirational story has been Her inspirational story has been
adptated in a TV movie named
Full Out: The Ariana Berlin
Through his poetry, novels, short stories and memoirs, John Burnside has created a remarkable body of
work that explores, above all, what exists on the hinterland of human experience - his work is a
landscape of liminal states and spaces, and moments of quiet revelation.
Burnside explores, from a deep ecological perspective, the relationship between the natural environment,
in its ‘run of musk and terror’, its violence and its quietude, and the human world, and is inspiring in his
move towards a green politics of anarchism, a radical reimagining of
the power dynamics between ecology and the human race.
In his extraordinary poems, Burnside evokes with a typically In his extraordinary poems, Burnside evokes with a typically
wondrous style, incidents, encounters and events which are at
first glance deeply quotidian and unremarkable, but upon
inspection reveal a transcendant emotional power. A thread
that also runs in his fiction, poetry and memoirs is a state of
mind which is not quite happiness, but something close to it,
snatched from the everyday.
Burnside’s mastery of language and feelings captures the Burnside’s mastery of language and feelings captures the
unassuming beauty of everyday things - “minors paradises” - and lives
which in the end “snagged on something else / and bled away.”
John Burnside by joe Turner 12ACC
John Burnside is a Scottish
poet, and novelist from Fife.
He has written prolifically in
his life time with 4 poetry
books, 7 novels, 2 collections
of short stories and
3 memoirs published.
“And I wake, in the cage of “And I wake, in the cage of
my bones/ On the cold