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 →

Mentally Free, Physically Stuck

Trigger Warning: eating disorder behaviors, weight loss, weight gain, body dysmorphia As I have mentioned in previous posts, right now I am actually in a really stable place with my eating disorder. What exactly do I mean by that? Well, I haven't engaged in an eating disorder behavior in five and a half months so... Continue Reading →

Reunited with Dance

In March of 2013, there was a night that made me finally reach my limits with dance. It made me realize that I needed to leave, but I had no idea when or if I would ever return to my true passion. I  was in too fragile of a mental state to handle the toxicity of... Continue Reading →

My World of Dance

I feel the need to write a disclaimer for this post. I'm sharing essentially my entire experience with dance over the years, which is the majority of my life so far. I wanted to share my story from the way I felt it and how I remember it. Some people may remember parts of it differently, or have... Continue Reading →

Who Am I?

My name is Emily Locke and I am a 21-year-old woman born and raised in Portland, OR. I am a writer/blogger, dancer, and an advocate for mental health. I have battled mental illnesses from a young age, and as a result am very passionate about raising awareness for eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression, as... Continue Reading →

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