I grew up in Wiltshire, England, in an idyllic (yet rainy) village. 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 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 live a blessed and pretty bloody incredible life free from my eating disorder. I work for a tech startup, am married to a wonderful chap, and do some writing sometimes too. In my spare time I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders and 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 eating disorders and my personal story.