About Rebekah

I am a 23 year old Christian who is currently in the process of recovering from an eating disorder. I was first diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa in 2009. I finished my HSC in 2010, started uni at the University of Wollongong in 2011 studying Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Creative Arts and then needed to drop out to focus on recovery. I reached a place where I seriously considered myself “recovered” in 2012 and was doing very well for a year and a half, maintaining my weight and not engaging in any eating disordered behaviours, nor avoiding any foods.

In 2012 I began studying again at Mary Andrews College, a bible college in Sydney, NSW. I am halfway through an Advanced Diploma of Theology which I had planned to finish in 2013 but after doing well for so long, I relapsed in October 2012. It’s been a very long journey between now and then and as much as I hate to say it, I still struggle. But I continue to fight and I have full confidence that I will one day again overcome this illness. Thank you for joining me in this. Thank you for your support. And for all you who are fighting your eating disorder too – I’m right here beside you Xx

 

B X

34 thoughts on “About Rebekah

  1. Hi. Thanks for stopping by Recovery Bites. If you’re interested in sharing your recovery story or writing a guest blog about recovery, let me know. You’re a great writer and have a lot to share. All the best to you!

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  3. Hi Rebekah,
    I came across your blog this morning after reading a link on Melinda Tankard Reist’s Facebook page.
    Your story is truly amazing and has touched my heart. God bless you for your courage sister.
    GET REAL, a movement of young women dedicated to taking ownership of femininity, setting realistic standards of physical beauty & redefining what it truly means to be a Woman, was launched this week and we would be honored if you would give our Facebook page a shout out on your blog. http://www.facebook.com/REVOLUTIONGETREAL
    Beauty must be redefined and women should not be enslaved to body image and trying to measure up.
    I so appreciate your ministry and your willingness to share your struggle with honesty. You are indeed an inspiration. 🙂
    Thank you,

    Tahni Mayfair + GET REAL

  4. Rebekah, you have such a wonderful attitude! I wish you the best in learning how to manage your disorder, and I look forward to reading more of your story. 🙂

    • Hey there! Thanks very much. In response to that, I have just had a look at your own blog too. I hope that some of the things that are written and discussed here can be of some use to you X

  5. Hi Bek, nice meeting you officially today at church! So glad I could chat with you 😉
    I’m very impressed with your blog and pray you’ll help many young women struggling with these issues through your testimony, courage & faith.
    Hope to touch base soon again 😉
    Tanya

    • Hi Tanya! It was lovely to finally meet you yesterday too!
      I’m impressed that you and Wayne remembered the URL – thanks so much for coming here and having a bit of a snoop, it’s really encouraging to me. See you soon!

      Bek X

  6. Hi Rebekah,

    My name is Daisy and I am a journalism student. I am currently writing an article about the growth and danger of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites and the damaging effect they have on both sufferers of eating disorders and vulnerable adolescents. During my research I came across the piece you wrote for Melinda Tankard Reist. If possible, I would really like to ask you a few questions about your opinion on these websites and the impact they have. I think it is important to have the perspective of someone who has been through what you have been through.

    If you would be interested, please let me know.

    Thanks so much Rebekah – great blog and good luck with recovery!

    Daisy
    daisycdsouza@gmail.com
    0423 205 810

  7. Hi, I used to be friends with you on facebook when you were going through a pretty rough time, I don’t use fb any more only tumblr, but just found this and watched your youtube videos and it literally makes me so so happy to see how far you’ve come, such an inspiration and I hope you are damn proud of yourself because you should be. That’s all, keep up the good work xxx

    • Yes, your name sounds familiar! How did you manage to find my blog? I would be ridiculously happy if it was circulated amongst the ‘pro-ana’ circle, hopefully here would be a place they would find useful as they struggle with their EDs, respectively. Thank you so much for your comment and your encouragement. I hope you are well too! Come visit again soon 🙂 XX

  8. I am so glad that I found your blog. Congrats on your recovery and school endeavors. 🙂 Hope our blogs can help each other out once in a while (I know your most recent taboo one really struck me). Be blessed!

  9. Bek,

    My name is Tammy Gray and I recently published my debut novel, Shattered Rose. I looked at your blog posts and feel you would appreciate my message. The book is a love story about a 19 year old girl who struggles with bulimia, but slowly learns to find her value in Christ. I was wondering if you would be willing to read and review my book on your blog. I would gladly provide you a free copy.

    My website for the book is shatteredrosebook.com and has the video trailer along with a summary of the book. Please check it out and let me know if you are willing to help.

    Thanks so much!
    Tammy Gray

  10. Hello,

    My name is Eva and I work for a website called EatingDisordersOnline.com. It is a free, online resource for those suffering from eating disorders and their loved ones. I admire your blog and wanted to ask – would you be interested in sharing your story on our site?

    You can email me at eva@deepdivemedia.net.

    Many thanks and I hope you’re having a great summer!

    Best,

    Eva

  11. Bek,
    I just found your blog and it’s really inspiring. Today I have been having a really tough day with my recovery and your ‘Dear You’ series really touched me and gave me some much needed encouragement.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Thank you SO much for your lovely comment, Sarah. You have no idea how encouraging things like this are to me. I hope your day improved, and that the rest of your week has been okay too x

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