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