I am continually inspired in my work by the beautiful, intelligent and creative women that emerge from the throes of an eating disorder as the healing process of recovery starts to take root. One of these amazing women, Kimberly Jones, is currently putting together a benefit to raise money for a scholarship to Tapestry’s residential eating disorder program in Brevard, NC. She was inspired by the support she has received on her journey, as well as another awe-some alumni, Heather Purdin, who organized a similar benefit last October. Likewise, Heather was inspired by three teenage girls who started a non-profit, Project Heal(Help to: Eat, Accept & Live), to raise money for people suffering from eating disorders who cannot afford treatment.
I love how this ripple of inspiration is flowing wider and wider.
I often ask my clients: What would you be doing with your energy if it were freed up from your struggles with food and body image? This is a process I affectionately refer to in my own life as ‘Bust Out and Sparkle.’ Kimberly, Heather and the women of Project Heal have used their energy to create opportunities for other women to heal and start down the path of recovery. As women heal from eating disorders, one by one, they will be free to use their energy to add their unique strength, passion and beauty to this world. And we are living in an age where the world desperately needs everyone’s strength, everyone’s passion and everyone’s beauty for its own healing.
So I invite you to join me in creating an opportunity for another woman to bust out and sparkle by attending the Heal Tapestry Fundraiser on May 27th. There will be live music, raffle prizes, a hula hoop performance by the goddesses of Asheville Hoops Troupe, eating disorder awareness, free food and fun. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15. They are also still looking for donations for the raffle if YOU are feeling inspired. To purchase tickets or donate to the raffle contact Kimberly Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every woman is beautiful and deserves a chance, and the world deserves a chance to experience every woman’s beauty.
Hope to see you May 27th!