Texas Bred, New York Grown, Colorado Stationed –
Former Vegan, Van-lovin, Loud Laughing, Recovering Neurotic, PCOS Warrior, and Day-time Publicist
5:00pm Runner; 7:00pm Recovery Writer/Speaker; 9:00pm Eating Disorder Survivor
Why ‘I Haven’t Shaved In 6 Weeks‘? Well, it’s simple. I went to rehab in 2014 for an eating disorder, and there I was – 24 years old, freaking out, scared & resistant – so I got on ze’ old Google search: “Rehab experience” I typed.
GIVE ME SOMETHING, I begged. What’s it like? Who will be there? What’s the food going to be?
I was provided with a list of emotionless rehab blog posts, clinical articles, eating disorder ‘signs and symptoms,’ and inspirational quotes.
… Ugh. Not exactly what I wanted. I needed to know what the beds would be like. Who the patients were. What we’d be doing on an hourly basis. I ESPECIALLY wanted to know the food. If I ever get out of here, I thought. I will make sure people have a source.
Once in recovery, I chose to share nine posts (starting with Truth 1: Rehab Orientation) about my 6-week journey with the world. Think of it as an ‘Orange is the New Black’ rehab edition.
I vowed to share the nitty gritty – including the fact that I couldn’t shave for 6 weeks due to the fear that patients will self-harm if given a razor. (WOULD’VE BEEN NICE TO HAVE KNOWN THAT PRIOR, I grumbled – handing my razor to the nurse.)
What spawned from those posts is this blog. And, oh yeah, a passion for transparency in the recovery community (no #motivationalmonday quotes, no bullshit). Just a raw experience of a girl managing an eating disorder.
You can find me blabbin’ about the recovery process on Today Show, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health Magazine, Elite Daily, SheKnows.com, MindBodyGreen, Refinery29, Thought Catalog, The Fix, Greatist, HelloGiggles, and more!
Love hearing recovery perspectives from anyone and everyone. I may be a tad slow to respond at times (I’m a bit of a scatterbrain), but I will ALWAYS get back to you if you message me.
You can reach or follow me at:
…Say whuuuut? You don’t wanna chit chat, but still gotta question? That’s fine too!
Check out some of my most read posts here:
- The Truth About Being A Millennial Drunkorexic
- This Is Why You Relapse
- The Eating Disorder No One Talks About
- Hey, Don’t Forget to Pack Your Bulimia: Traveling With An Eating Disorder
- 7 Real Truths About Eating Disorder Recovery
- So, Like, What’d You Eat In Rehab?
- How A Facebook Status Helped Me Recover From An Eating Disorder
- 4 Truths About Dating After Rehab
- Living With Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- 10 Tips for Grocery Shopping With An Eating Disorder
- The One Sentence You Should Never Say To Someone With An Eating Disorder
Be bold, y’all. It’ll suit your life.