28 million Americans will be diagnosed with an eating disorder (ED) at some point in their lives.
They don’t discriminate, either. Anyone — regardless of age, race, size, gender, or background — can develop an eating disorder.
Disordered eating is deeply personal for Theresa. Since her teenage years as a competitive dancer and performer, Theresa struggled with her relationship with food.
Seven years ago, she was in the throes of exercise bulimia and anorexia. Taking multiple daily fitness classes. Counting every calorie. Weighing several times a day.
Dr. MC credits her recovery to a renewed focus on self-care and intuitive eating principles. Today, she’s committed to raising awareness and supporting others through their individual journeys. And she’s committed to dismantling narratives around what eating disorders “look like” — and how body image and sustainable self-care connect.
That’s why the Self-Care Cabaret is a proud collaborator for the National Eating Disorder Association’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) from February 27 through March 5, 2023.
Together, sharing lived experiences can bring about change.
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