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The Story

Here is a raw taste of what will be in my memoir. Oh, and there ARE some really funny upbeat stories as well! 

Had I not been raised to love and respect animals, perhaps I would have gone ahead and worn that ski suit in the 1990 World Cup which had leather sewn into it. Perhaps if I hadn’t experienced the fear of abandonment as a young child, unfavorable experiences and the pain of the always present desire to feel a parent's love, I wouldn’t have such a deep rooted empathy for animals who innocently suffer at the hands of humans.   Had I not witnessed starvation in various countries of Africa as a child, perhaps I would still have the sentimental items and clothing I gave to anyone it would bring a smile to.  Had I not felt the sting of racism and witnessed the horror of abused and hunted animals, I would have gladly competed in what was my third Olympic qualification.  It was at that time, prior to the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway had just lifted their moratorium on Minke whale hunting.  I boycotted those Games by refusing to participate.  That stance I took against animal exploitation and the racism I incurred ended my ski racing career. I was twenty years old when I qualified for my third Olympic Games. 


The only part I wish I had not experienced is what happened two years prior to my career coming to an end.  It’s what took place shortly after the athletes’ celebration of the Closing Ceremonies at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France … "


*** Your support will help me write the book I believe will help save lives; human and animal lives.  I want the chance to tell my story the way it has never been told before. Thank you for considering making a contribution and for taking the time to visit this fundraiser!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 4, 2016

Posted on November 4, 2016

I have been invited to Montreal, Québec to speak at the FESTIVAL VÉGANE DE MONTREAL this weekend, November 5-6. At 3:50 am (PDT) I had my third interview in two days, 6:50am local time, on CBC News Live Radio / Daybreak Television. The sports journalist had done such thorough research in preparation for this interview. It was here in Canada I made Olympic History at age of fourteen during the Calgary Winter Games. I am honored to be back, not as an athlete but this time to speak on behalf of animals and against the exploitation and oppression both humans and animals are unnecessarily forced to endure. Thank you to the supporters of my book. I do not get paid for my talks and therefore I appreciate your help in getting this memoir published before the next Winter Olympic Games.


Posted on September 28, 2016

Posted on September 28, 2016

I cannot wait to share the journey that led to being part of the historic Grand Opening and Dedication of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.  I am ever so grateful I lived long enough to see my name and history making Olympic skis on display alongside the multitude of powerful, courageous, steadfast, triumphant, creative, extraordinary, resilient, innovating, diverse African Americans this museum is devoted to showcasing. It is a great honor and quite surreal. I shall share within the pages of a memoir your support will help get written, the stories of what led to this day. With great appreciation, Seba

Posted on August 3, 2016

Posted on August 3, 2016

Though an individual "Thank you" has been sent to each supporter of my writing (see except of rough draft), I would also like to thank those of you who have contributed by offering words of encouragement. All forms of support are greatly appreciated. I am grateful.

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