How A Single Photo On Social Media Can Derail A Person’s Entire Career

A Strong Comeback


Few people could have predicted what happened to Allison. Her determination to succeed was clear from her desire to continue competing despite the injury and long recovery. Many people told her to give up her passion for pole-vaulting; however, she was very motivated and did not listen to the people trying to stop her from pursuing her dream. Not only did she make a strong comeback, but she also ended up winning another CIF California State Title as a senior in high school, securing an athletic scholarship to UC Berkeley’s most decorated pole vaulters ever! Things were looking very hopeful for Allison until one single picture changed everything. She didn’t let the injury thwart her career, but her viral photo sure did damage her career.