I’ve just come back from a shopping trip to Target. Today is the first day of Summer and so I made the decision that I would buy myself some shorts as an apology to my legs for keeping them hidden
Welcome to the Mirror Movement! If you're here, there's a good chance that like me, you've struggled with your body image in some way, whether that be through your relationship with food, or a flawed relationship with the mirror. As a
“Why are Emma’s legs skinny and mine fat? I hate my legs.” They’re the words that stopped me in my tracks. My daughter was only 5 and in her first year of school, when she came home deflated, uttering these words. As
“Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.” An open letter to my past students…. ** (At the end of last year, I left my teaching job after coming out in May of 2017, about a 20-year eating disorder I’d
Are you as self-aware as you think you are? I would never have described myself as a perfectionist. I have always been okay with crumbs on the floor, with my clothes being messily stacked in a pile in the corner of
When you feel like an Imposter “Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”- Edward Abbey Next month will be one year since I officially said ‘never again’ to the eating disorder that ruled my mind and my life, secretly, for the
The other day I had an incredible day; I also had a challenging one. I’ve been working on something big, something with the potential to create change for young people around body image and the way they see their bodies.
What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do. -Ralph Waldo Emerson When a chronic dieter is confronted with the idea of living diet free, thoughts of freedom are rarely the primary