Tag Archives: Fucking 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 […]

August 02

The Stigma Smashing Speaker

Lee Thomas is not just a stigma smasher, she’s a shit kicking stigma smasher. She talks to teens about bulimia, bipolar and ADHD, and how she struggled silently for many years in her teens before finally seeking help.

April 16

The Vintage Explorer

Julie’s explored a lot of places. Sometimes she takes herself on those trips where you wake up in a difference city every day. In between rummaging around in vintage shops and charity work, she runs a blog that’s all about kicking bulimia in the butt, with some good travel and fashion and finance tips along […]

October 02

The Plucky Changemaker

Anastasia Amour has one goal: to help women all over the world love their bodies. While that might sound completely impossible she’s already helped 230k over email with her body-love coaching. From all over the world. You might even think she’s reached her lofty dream but there’s many more women hating their bodies, sadly. Anastasia knows the subject of […]

August 18

The Honest Lawyer

Brian Cuban is a best-selling author, lawyer and activist for so many subjects it’s amazing he has time to brush his teeth. He’s a spokesperson for male eating disorders and has been interviewed by Katie Couric, who is also a fucking awesome bulimic (I don’t know but would like to). Brian speaks up about addiction, depression, recovery, […]

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…

April 19

The Fearless Film-Maker

Jessie is fearless. She makes films, she makes people laugh and she gets really real with uncomfortable subjects like bulimia.

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 […]

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. […]

November 22

Radical Ruby Tuesday

Ruby is one of the bravest people I have ever met. She has been through five lives already and she’s only 34. Once the good girl at school; the dancer and swimmer, she , like so many of us became the rebellious one who acted out. Then, at 18, the rebel met heroin. And when one addiction […]

October 09

The Super Nova

Thanks to the relentless hounding of the paparazzi, Amy Winehouse’s private battles were fed to us like candy. The drugs. The booze. The roller coaster marriage. However her ten year struggle with bulimia was never attacked—sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are much more alluring subjects to pounce on. This terrific article in Pitchfork by Kayleigh Hughes talks […]

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 […]

November 30

The Athletic Author

I first came across Katrina Willis through her beautiful essay, ‘Enough’, which was served to over 200,000 eyeballs on Momastery this year. I instantly recognized honesty, courage and humour – why are so many fucking awesome bulimics funny? I tell you, we are. We can’t go through it and out the other side without finding ways to laugh at […]

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 […]

December 07

The Advertising Acrobat

Stella is usually called Mother at the advertising agency she works for in London. She runs the Creative Department, keeping her brood humming, and ensuring the writers and art directors refrain from tattooing their knuckles onto clients’ faces. Managing creative people is no easy task; you have to be highly creative yourself to pull it […]

October 10

The Sardonic Copywriter

As a sassy, senior copywriter for a social media company in Manchester, England, Anne knows what’s going on at least five light years before anybody else. Funny, dry, smart and ambitious, she’s stormed through a successful writing career. One night in New York, wearing wigs and silly grins after a few cocktails, I confessed my […]