In honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I'm dedicating 2 bonus episodes on the podcast to 2 amazing women who are sharing their stories of recovery and empowerment.
Trigger Warning: Brief mention of sexual assault (but no explicit details shared) and eating disorders.
In Bonus ep 1, I bring on my past client and friend Cheryl Botas, to share her story of growing up with body dysmorphia and bulimia that was driven by low self-esteem, anxiety and trauma.
She shares her battle and RECOVERY.
We also discuss how our culture often revolves around the fetishization of bodies, health and diets, which directly impacts the collective unconscious. This opens us up to disordered eating, which can then trigger a full blown eating disorder.
We talk about how the media back when we were kids negatively impacted our views on not only what we should value, but also how we define our worth as a person. It was heavily based around appearance and how much we weighed. Despite what we're told, we still all grow up in a world that validates our insecurities by affirming often times unmeetable beauty standards...
Tune in to hear how Cheryl not only overcame her eating disorder, but also how she continues to fight to accept and love herself every damn day.
~ Cheryl Botas is a writer & strategist that lives in Nova Scotia. She has a 15 year background in PR & Marketing and is currently living her best life since quitting the 9-5 grind and opening her own business - Create Communications.
Stay tuned for Season 2 of The Women Disrupted Podcast soon.