White woman with short brown hair and wearing a green/blue dress with a black cami smiling in front of a green background.I created this website as my personal blog back in 2013.  My goal was document and write about my experience in recovery from an eating disorder.

In 2013, I was only a year into my recovery from my eating disorder.  I was relatively new to what that all meant.  I tried to articulate the struggles and the victories of what I was going through the best I could without leaving myself overly vulnerable since it was always such an emotional time figuring out who I was and how I would make it in the world without this coping mechanism that I had relied on for years.

Not only did I start this website and blog in 2013, I also started volunteering and advocating in the eating disorders field.  I began attending conferences, increasing my knowledge of eating disorders, using my voice on twitter, engaging in discussions with professionals in the field, and volunteering with various organizations.  I received scholarships, volunteered at conferences, and helped coordinate charity walks.

It was all of this work in the eating disorders field that this blog changed from a blog into a portfolio and website.  All of this work has inspired me to go back to school and get a second Bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology and Culture to be able to be a better advocate and be a better me.

In the future, I want to continue to advocate in the eating disorders field for the lived experience of those in higher weight bodies and for Health at Every Size.  I also want to work in a field where I can be creative.  Writing and creativity are two of my passions and two things I absolutely excel at.  I know whatever I do with my writing and creativity, I will be successful and add something truly special to any company I work for.

Currently I am using my creativity and writing on Instagram in a foodie blog.  As a lifetime foodie, exploring new restaurants and foods and writing about the experiences along with day-to-day life has been quite fun.  This outlet keeps my writing fresh, challenges my creativity, and allows me to learn Adobe Lightroom Mobile as I go.

One issue I am also passionate about is accessibility.  I am always learning and trying to do better as this is a never-ending journey for everyone.  The skills and knowledge I have learned would benefit any company that I work for.  My Instagram and website are an example of my knowledge base in accessibility.  (Read more about my views on accessibility by clicking here.)

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