Stories Of Hope

The path to recovery is different for everyone, and each person’s experience with an eating disorder is uniquely impacted by their many identities, including race or ethnicity, age, ability, religion, gender, and sexuality. We invite you to read these diverse Stories of Hope to gain inspiration and insights from those who have been through the difficult journey to recovery. The many stories here remind us that full recovery is possible, and there is help and support available to those struggling with an eating disorder.


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Stories of Hope

Featured Stories of Hope

Alive by Grace Alone
Author :Arden Whitehurst

I started ballet at age 3. My older sister and I danced together and loved it. Honestly from the outside I've always had everything going for me. But on the inside I was an anxious child and very much a perfectionist. When I was 14 I began obsessing about ballet (even more). I wore myself out and
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But that.... Isn't... Me!
Author :Missi Gee

For more than four years, my eating disorder consumed my life. I could not go anywhere or do anything without food weighing me down. I felt like I had no place to turn to, no one in whom I could put my faith in. It gnawed at me endlessly, making me feel like I had no options. I tied my self-worth
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Strength is Beauty
Author :Kristen

For a long time I had a distorted perception of who I thought I was, and a destructive goal of whom I thought I wanted to be. Beauty, success and gratification were measured by numbers on a scale; but as the numbers got smaller everything around me seemed to disappear. In my path to p
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Stories Of Hope

Tessa Finkelstein
Lizzie Elsberg
Kaitlyn Maiani
Alyson Hoy
Ali Jo Forester
Rebecca Plaza
Larissa Goldberg
Fallon Kane
Amanda Goheen
Annie Vitti
Alexandra Koszeghy
Isriah Landmesser
Mary Rowen
Eric Ceballos
Stacy Pershall
Emily Zahn
Stephanie Paterson
Dr. Amba Balu
Dani Michelle
Seth Bland
Kelly Joyce
Maria E. from Beirut, Lebanon
Natalee Davis
Melena Steffes
Laurie Glass
Hannah Cooper
Julia Gordy
Kate Bruno RD
Jack Harper
Justin Shamoun
Angela Barnett
Laura Duckworth
Barb Lano
Patrick McCaslin
Tina McGuff
Jessica Coscarelli
Rikke Thygesen
Zachary Ihli
Martha M. Muchlinski
Bohdan Harik
Kristy Butler
Brianna Haney
Carly Bitz
Nikki DuBose
Lindsey Avon
Isabel Orozco
Mandi Degner
Maria Keane
Bonnie Phillips
Lisa Guo
Annie Stewart
Camille Emily Robb
Liana Rosenman
Ericka Christina
Lauren Moss
Dr. Theresa Hornick
Anne Sophie Reinhardt
Shirley Wang
Meghan (“Meggie”) A. Feran
Debbi S.
Alyee Willets
Ava & Loretta Minett
Emily Wierenga
Esteban Guijarro
Jane Hersey
Esteban Guijarro
Shanel Daudy
Alicia Cunningham
Asha Brown
Ziara Alvelo
Laura Andres
Alyssa Burns
Chevese Turner
Corazón Tierra
Elizabeth Showers
Mike Polan
Travis Mathews
Allison Kreiger