I've been talking for a long time about sharing my writing and ideas in blog format and am committed to making this happen...When Instagram cuts you off because you have too many words, it is time to share in a more cohesive fashion.
Excuse me as I awkwardly navigate this new arena. My intentions for this blog are to primarily speak to issues that I am passionate about: eating disorder recovery, body respect, Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, and all things that combat the diet industry. This will be the bulk of my writing.
I am also going to use this blog as a forum to discuss my own body and body experience. For those who know me, you know that I have Multiple Sclerosis. For those who don't, I have MS. At this point, I have lived with this disease for most of my life.
For most of my life, I haven't wanted to talk about MS. I haven't wanted to be viewed differently because I am a woman with a disease. I haven't wanted to speak about the ways in which this disease affects my life on a day-to-day basis, I haven't wanted to speak to the ways in which my changing body affect me, but mostly, I haven't wanted my messages to get lost under the cloud of "inspiration."
That being said, I feel very grateful to be in a position in which that I no longer have the desire to be silent about this experience. I am a disabled woman. I am a dietitian. I am a human.
I hope to bring all of these pieces together in a way that is useful for the people who read my writing, and feels good for me. Thank you for allowing me the grace to start this process.