Humans of Oxford: Abby Gromek: On the Rebound

Abby Gromek can’t remember the first time she stepped on a trampoline. However, she can remember the day it began to mean something more. Gromek began taking gymnastics classes when she was just five years old, but was quickly pulled out when she only showed interest in climbing onto the trampoline. It’s the one place where she can go to focus, to run through routines and concentrate on each rotation and bend her body, which is all she needed in the sixth grade. The girls in Abby’s middle school made her an outsider, and so did her school’s administration....

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