My issues started with comfort eating.
I first started experiencing body image issues when I was about 15 years old. I was going through puberty and normal changes, but I also had some unpleasant experiences which lead me to use food as a comfort. Once I started to put on weight, the food I ate changed from friend to foe. I spent years battling between purging unhealthy and comforting food, to binge on it. I never felt good enough and was constantly on unhealthy diets and even when I lost the weight it was never enough. I never felt happy.
Then I stopped doing the things I loved.
I constantly felt uncomfortable when I went out, and I hated wearing bathers to the beach so I would make every excuse not to go....
What happened on an innocent Tuesday night in Canberra, Jemma and I could never have imagined.
Standing alongside Taryn and in front of 200 incredible mothers, daughters, girlfriends and their kick ass fathers, husbands and boyfriends, we became a part of history. A part of the Body Image Movement revolution, as we gave the big fat middle finger to society for making us question the beauty and uniqueness of our own bodies.
But first, let’s rewind to how Jem and I got here.
For so long I kept my health battle to myself, and those closest to me, because let’s face it, eating disorders aren’t exactly the sexiest of introductions.
Three years ago, I hit my rock bottom. At just twenty years old I turned from a spontaneous, happy and confident girl who...