National Eating Disorders Association

National Eating Disorders Association Names Instagram Influencer Gina Susanna as Newest Ambassador

NEW YORK CITY — September 14, 2018 — The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders, announced the appointment of Gina Susanna as a NEDA Ambassador. Ms. Susanna is a writer, blogger and Instagrammer whose work integrates mental health and eating disorders on the axes of body politics and self acceptance.

“NEDA provided the resources and support I needed when I was in my darkest point,” Susanna said. “To be able to work with them in this capacity, and know that they believe in me, is something I never would have imagined before. It’s an incredible honor.” Ms. Susanna runs the Instagram account @nourishandeat, providing inspirational and thought-challenging content, along with sharing her own personal journey. She is the creator of the hashtag #embracethesquish, a movement driven by the idea that our bodies in every form are worthy of love and respect. She believes in the power of authenticity and acceptance, working to make sure her followers know that perfection is not a goal to aspire to. Ms. Susanna is a frequent speaker at various workshops, panels, retreats, and NEDA walks. She is currently enrolled in a graduate study to receive her master’s in Clinical Mental Health.

NEDA Ambassadors are changemakers and advocates who use their personal experiences and platforms to raise awareness of eating disorders, combat diet culture and promote body acceptance. She joins model Iskra Lawrence and former MLB catcher Mike Marjama as a NEDA Ambassador. “We are thrilled Gina is joining our NEDA Ambassadors program,” said Claire Mysko, CEO of NEDA. “Her work on Instagram to create a culture of support and acceptance among her over one hundred thousands followers is remarkable, and her commitment to our community is inspiring. We look forward to working with Gina to share critical messages of hope and recovery.”

Connect with NEDA Ambassadors through social media, the NEDA blog, a NEDA walk or event in your community. Visit https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/about-us/neda-ambassadors for more information.

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About the National Eating Disorders Association

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Through our programs and services, NEDA raises awareness, builds communities of support and recovery, funds research and puts life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. For more information, visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

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