For most of my life I've been afraid to embrace that truth about myself.
The great-grandmother, from Newtyle, Angus, has conquered vertigo-inducing ski runs across the globe but in recent months has only managed to keep going by getting one of her daughters to act as a 'beacon' guiding her down the mountain sides.
They would head out into the wilds at weekends, trudging for hours up steep mountain passes - all for the two-minute thrill of hurtling back down again with huge, cumbersome skis attached to their leather ski boots.
This will be the second Olympic trip for the Telluride, Colorado, native.
He won the silver medal in men’s freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “At the top of the course, I used to always be distracted,” he revealed.
Y'all have supported me through a lot of my highs and lows and I hope you'll stay by my side as I make this transformation into the genuine me - the me that I've always really been." for the opportunity to share his story with the world.