- Fiona Max
- From left, Fiona and Izzy Max.
Both girls are accomplished writers and have penned essays about challenging the one-dimensional “runner girl” identity (Fiona) as well as accepting the reality of dreams dashed by injuries (Isabel).
Throughout this conversation, we learn about the girls’ origin story: Their parents moved to Bend from New York City shortly after 9/11 and the twins were born premature, forced to spend their first seven weeks in the hospital away from their parents, but with each other. They talk about what it is like to be a twin and the joys of challenges of living with their best friend. Finally, they filled us in on their first months at an Ivy League online, and their plans to head east at the end of January to start the next semester on campus.
Listen to more from Fiona and Isabel Max on this week's episode of “Bend Don't Break,” hosted by the Source Weekly’s publisher Aaron Switzer and co-hosted by Laurel Brauns. Every week, we feature a guest from the community with a new perspective on living through the COVID-19 pandemic including mental health professionals, economists, educators, artists, business people, local leaders and historians.
We closed out this episode with a song Fiona mentioned during the show: "You Go Down Smooth" by Lake Street Dive.
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