Category Archives: New Zealand

Angela Blue concert April 04

Barfbag’s Out

Last year, I was asked to share my story about battling bulimia for a TV show in New Zealand and I said, “Sure, but do I have to tell my story? How about I help you find other people’s stories.” That felt better. I didn’t want my story put up for people to rip down, especially on national television. Then I […]

Cynthia-Bulik3 March 25

The Prodigious Professor

Professor Cynthia Bulik has never suffered from an eating disorder but she knows all about them. This firecracker biologist, psychologist and PHDist has dedicated her life to understanding the mysterious disorders that involve food, or lack of. She should be up for a Nobel peace prize for the work she’s doing investigating genes associated with eating […]

Mary fucking awesome bulimics i know January 31

The Mighty Mentor

Mary refuses to wear one hat. Over her successful career she’s been a facilitator, trainer, mentor, strategic communications consultant and stage actor. She’s a great mentor because she’s kind and full of compassion. She’s a great strategic consultant because she’s smart. She’s a great actor because she’s wise and gets life. For 30 years she was the […]

Emma-Wright-for-fucking awesome bulimics i know July 31

The Island Artist

Emma Wright can’t be summed up as just an artist even though that in itself is impressive. She also writes every day, has penned an Amazon bestseller, Feel Good Friday, has a loyal following of people online and creates beautiful things for others, like books and courses for those who want a creative life. Plus she […]

fuckingawesomebulimicsiknowHelen MilnerLeft September 07

The Big Branding Brain

Design. Style. Huge Imagination. Great eye. These are the words often associated with Helen, Director of her own design and branding agency in Wellington. But then anyone that knows her would also add: striking, warm, wise, gentle, fiercely strong. Helen is an award-winning influencer in her advertising world and has an energy about her that […]

aimee cartoon April 04

The Mouthy General Manager

Aimee’s career spans countries and industries. Creative, bold, onto it and sassy, she’s a force to be reckoned with and has championed some of New Zealand’s most successful marketing campaigns. She is known in business circles as a shit-kicking GM, generating results of the highest quality with panache and just the right level of bossiness. We […]

Awesome Fucken Bulimics I know Trinity August 13

The Pretty Prudent Pharmacist

It’s with great fondness that I introduce this smart, kind, mother-of-three. She’s not a princess but most certainly a leader of the rebels. A couple of years ago all my teenage girlfriends converged on one house for a weekend. After hours of quaffing wine, eating, and laughing we went around the table and confessed one […]