In this episode, I interview Ashlee Thomas, an eating disorder survivor and fierce recovery advocate. Together with her Mum, Ash started a mentoring and eating disorder advocacy business, The Secret Burden. TSB starts conversations, challenges stigma and creates change in the world of disordered eating and mental health. Ash’s story is a mighty empowering one, which she delves into in this podcast.
In this episode:
- The dangers of diet culture, the thin ideal, beauty standards and social media
- Eating disorder treatment and recovery
- Ash’s near death experiences
- Recovery awakenings
- Advocacy, purpose and mentoring
- And so much more!
Plug in and prepared to be IMPOWERED.
The Secret Burden:
Lifeline Australia: Call 13 11 14
Beyond Blue Support Service: Call 1300 22 4636
The butterfly foundation: Call 1800 HOPE (1800 33 4673), https://butterfly.org.au
Kids helpline: Call 1800 55 1800
Eating disorders victoria: 1300 550 236, https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au
National Eating Disorders Collaboration: https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/the-facts/eating-disorders-in-australia/
Eating Disorders Queensland: https://eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au
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