I grew up in Wiltshire, England, in an idyllic, yet rainy, village with loving parents and two close sisters. Despite being a robust and confident teenager, I developed an eating disorder at age 17 and this devastating illness took pole position in my life until at age 26 I finally started my recovery. I successfully recovered from Anorexia Nervosa and the complicated matrix of obsessions and habitual eating disorder behaviors that came with it.
Now living in Boulder, Colorado, I have become a local resource for eating disorders; I speak publicly in schools as an example of how to overcome what is a very prevalent modern day illness. I am passionate about speaking openly about a subject that shamed me into silence and denial in the hope that I can inspire others to speak and be heard. My debut memoir Love Fat gives insight into the language of eating disorders and my personal story.
My passion for writing later developed into a career as a writer and editor. I work for a number of online publications, playing with words and punctuation marks!