Hey everybody! I have some very exciting news to share with you all. I am ecstatic to announce that I am writing a book!!!! I am working with Eliezer Tristan Publishing which is a wonderful publishing company that is passionate about stories of mental health and strength. This was so unexpected, but I am absolutely... Continue Reading →

Healthline Depression Awareness Campaign

Hi everyone! About a week ago I was asked to partner with Healthline for their major depressive disorder (MDD) awareness campaign. Healthline asked myself and others to share our stories, how we fight stigma, practice self-care, and start conversations about depression and mental health. Here are screenshots of my initial post for this campaign as... Continue Reading →

Major Breakthrough.

Content Warning: weight-loss (no numbers!), dieting, eating disorder behaviors The last several months I feel like a part of me has been in hiding with the eating disorder recovery community. What I mean by this is that I haven't been sharing some of the more vulnerable and challenging aspects of my recovery, and I want... Continue Reading →

Simply Complicated.

Note: This is NOT a review of Demi Lovato's documentary "Simply Complicated." This piece discusses my experience watching it & the positive impact it had on my recovery. Content Warning: eating disorder behaviors About a week ago the inspirational Demi Lovato came out with a very honest and raw documentary. As most of you know... Continue Reading →

I Am Still Here

Content Warning: This post is about the anniversary of my suicide attempt. I have not described any details of the actual attempt, but I wanted to give a warning as to what this post's topic is. Five years ago I tried to take my own life. August 27th will always be a difficult day for me. It's... Continue Reading →

This Goodbye Is Different 

(Hopefully) in a few hours, I will be boarding a plane that's destination is Raleigh, North Carolina. I say hopefully because I'm currently in Chicago, and my connecting flight to Raleigh was canceled. Now I'm just waiting and crossing my fingers and toes that the flight attendant will call me from the standby list to... Continue Reading →

Review of “To The Bone”

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders This past weekend I watched the much-anticipated film To The Bone, and these were my initial reactions: what the hell was that? it was completely unrealistic. it made the treatment seem like a joke, it emphasized the already stereotypical body type associated with anorexia. they barely focussed on recovery. the therapist didn't... Continue Reading →

I’m Scared Too

Trigger Warning: disordered thoughts, heavily retouched photo For those of you who follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook have probably noticed that I've been participating in Kenzie Brenna's #SelfLoveBootcamp for the month of July. There's a different theme every day, and I've honestly found it really helpful so far. I... Continue Reading →

Conquering the Slippery Slope

  When I was a little girl I exercised because I enjoyed it. I did ballet from age four to fourteen because I was in love with the grace and beauty of the movements, and how happy it made me feel. I took swim lessons from age five to eleven because there was something so... Continue Reading →

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