Make your experience with an eating disorder count – your story counts
Do you have a history of eating disorders and want to document your experience? Writing your story with a mentor can be a wonderful self-help tool for assisting your own ongoing healing. Also, if you decide to share your story publicly, you can also help and inspire others.
I am glad I wrote and shared my story for it has opened up a whole new world and has enabled me to live truly authentically. Most recently I did a PhD to add academic credibility to my strong belief that story-telling from the voices of experience is an untapped resource in seeking answers to eating disorders.
The publication of my memoir, A Girl Called Tim, in 2011 led to an amazing magic carpet ride which has involved living my life from the inside out — for 44 years my story was a secret to all but my doctors. I worked in the media and nobody knew I had an eating disorder, but upon recovering I gained the courage to come out and share my story.
I had a powerful belief that if my story could help one other person to know that they were not alone and that they could be helped, then all my suffering would feel worthwhile.
When the time was right, I departed my newspaper career and wrote my memoir. A decade on, I am engaged locally, nationally and globally in ED advocacy and I have a whole new family of support in the ED field.
I am passionate about using my experience to help others, about turning a negative into a positive.
If you share this passion, this yearning, to understand yourself more and to be understood, by writing your story, I will be pleased to be your narrative mentor.
One-on-one mentoring sessions
My fee for mentoring/editing is $120 per hour for single sessions.
This is discounted to $90 per hour for 8 sessions or more, paid in advance.
We can communicate by phone, Zoom or Skype, with email our main tool for written work.
For details, email me directly.