|Woman shares story: bringing eating disorders into the light|
|Written by Denise Freitag Burdette|
|Wednesday, September 05, 2012 8:28 PM|
The decision to make her life public was not easy. She is still fighting, still recovering
But it is an issue she feels lingers in the shadows far too often.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, Ohio native Meggie Feran, 28, will share her struggle with eating disorders during the second annual Dearborn County National Eating Disorders Association Walk at Dearborn Trails, Lawrenceburg.
Feran has previously spoken for NEDA several times during walks and on college campuses. Her book, To the Moon and Back: A Daughter/Mother Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery, provides an up-close and personal look at life with an eating disorder.
“At first, it was hard to share my story since I had hidden it from the general world for so long. Soon, I realized by sharing my story, perhaps, I could lessen the stigma of anorexia and bulimia and encourage others to seek professional help before it was too late,” said Feran.
At first she was nervous about what people would think, what they would say. She feared being judged, but realized the people who really matter to her would commend her bravery, for sharing her weakest moments, she said.
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