Last weekend, my friend and I participated in the NEDA Walk 2018. The National Eating Disorder Association is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people through recovery and educating the public on the severity of eating disorders. The walk began in Piedmont Park near Park Tavern. Vendors from Aerie and several eating disorder treatment facilities were set up and passing out information and freebies.
It was amazing seeing all these strangers come together to raise awareness to an issue that’s so personal, yet so relatable. Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder, which is why I am so eager to spread awareness.
For my digital story, I will be showing the affects of an eating disorder through my sister’s battle with anorexia. She wants her story heard, and I want to help her tell it.