Tag Archives: Awesome Bulimics I know

December 15

The Revolutionary Writer

Glennon Doyle-Melton first appeared in virus form. Missives from her blog, momastery.com, were so heart-poundingly great, so honest and funny, and resonated with so many mothers, they spread faster than Sars. She now has over 100,000 people following her. Actually following doesn’t quite sum it up. It’s more like addiction. We inhale her words. Her […]

December 13

The Amazingly Fit Fitness Guru

For many years, Patricia Moreno’s fans did not know that behind her successful TV fitness career, she had a secret. A really big secret.

July 31

The Truth Teller

Nina’s story is such an important read. Not only because she battled bulimia for years but because she talks so openly about fat shaming. If we see an anorexic girl, as Nina reminds us, “People are concerned and worried for her but you don’t see that for people who are heavy. People don’t worry, they make jokes. We have empathy for the dangerously thin, we have none for the dangerously large.” Read Nina’s story in full…

February 14

The Wild Welsh Heart

Kendra has taken her sharp New York sense of humour around the world. Currently she  lives and works in Whales helping women and men battling eating disorders. She also runs The True You Project – which helps people connect with their truth. Kendra has a lot of truth. She also has so much energy and enthusiasm for life she could be plugged into the national grid. […]

October 15

The Merry Mind

Nicole grew up in Alabama as a self-professed Type A: perfectionist, responsible, conscientious and total overachiever with straight As and APAs (where you sit college papers in high school). She went on to get a Masters in journalism and now she’s found out there is a way to research and write and get paid well […]

August 06

The Active Activist

Katie’s always been a women’s woman; fighting for females’ rights and health in college and moving into public policy after she graduated. Now she’s working to ensure women have access to all of their choices in the mysterious world of reproductive health. Born and raised in Florida, this 31-year-old feels like she’s found her place […]

May 01

The Industrious Doctor

Cass knows the importance of being adaptable. She’s changed careers a few times, her latest achievement being a PhD in Health Psychology. Her analytical brain likes to dissect and study behaviour patterns; that’s what she does for a living. She’s also an expert at dissecting her own behaviour. She’s one of those souls that feel […]

January 11

The Dangerously Dexterous Dancer

For the last three years I have watched Dakotah teach women how to dance like crazy: how to get their hips down and dirty, make their boobs wave, and pull out their inner cowgirl. Her ZUMBA classes are spirited, just like her. I have also watched Dakatoh’s body, marveling at both its shape—which is a masterpiece of strong […]

September 24

The Saucy Safari Queen

There’s nothing more fabulous than a woman who works with incredibly dangerous animals. Ten years ago I was on a snorkeling trip in Zanzibar, when I overheard a woman say, “I’ve been working in Zambia for six months and now I’m exploring East Africa. Alone.” “Hey, that’s my line!” I said. The tall, red-headed beauty, originally […]

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 […]

July 15

The Brilliant Beauty Blogger

If you don’t know Autumn Whitefield-Madrano from her hugely successful blog, the-beheld, then you’re in for a treat. Listed as a Body Image Hero by The Huffington Post, she is a thought-provoking, clever writer and soon-to-be author. Her thoughts and words have appeared on the Today Show, The Guardian, and much more. I was truly excited to […]