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.)