OU students struggling financially strive to succeed in school on empty stomachs

It’s 11 a.m., and she can already feel her stomach grumbling.

Joelle Glimp, a social work and professional writing junior, has skipped breakfast. Again. As usual, her food for the day consists of either a small peanut butter sandwich or some pasta she made herself. Maybe she’ll have dinner, but maybe she won’t. It’s gotten to the point where she can no longer finish a full meal.

Glimp fits in easily with other OU students — she is an inactive member in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma — but what separates her is an invisible affliction she faces daily: hunger.

“I think people have made a mold for what people who are hungry look like, and I don’t think people would think it would look like me,” Glimp said.

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