I Failed Ep 2: I Failed Publicly

Sherilyn is a former MMA fighter whose career ended abruptly in 2014 after her failure to make weight caused the cancellation of a highly anticipated match and earned her much criticism for the media and fans.

The episode left her in a struggle with depressive thoughts and resulted in her decision to leave the sport. Today, Sherilyn acknowledges the past and takes full responsibility for her actions, while continuing her journey of healing.

A Viddsee Original Production

Director Statement: 

Failure is a concept that is at once deeply personal, but also largely defined by the external world. Regardless of how we employ our rational minds and logic, many of us find it hard to break out of the markers of success that were taught to us by society, and which we continue to see around us all the time.

This series is thus one of many ways in which I seek to remind myself that failure is not a monster to be afraid of, but a friend who will show you unpleasant but necessary truths about yourself.

I thank our 5 profiles for their courage in sharing about their own failures, and I invite others to do the same with those around them, so that we can remind each other that failure is common, normal, and nothing to be ashamed about.