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.