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Alannah's story

I wanted to reach out today and share my story of Anorexia and how I turned such a dark time into a thriving business and full-time career, encouraging Australian and New Zealand women to prioritise self love. My wellness journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. I had reached a critical point of my mental illness where I had to make some serious changes, or be hospitalised.

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Torre DeRoche
Georgia's Story

I quit the degree I was studying halfway as I started to realise it wasn’t for me. I decided to work full time trying to get an idea of what I would like to do in the mean time. I felt so much pressure from those around me to be studying and I think that’s where the anxiety really came into play. The question so many people would ask was “what are you doing, what are you studying.”

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Kristine Ross
B's Story

I was in an abusive relationship for 6 years. It began when I was 19 years old. Six years of my life I spent with someone who I did think I truly loved and loved me back. There was always excuses for his behaviour, which made me see past it. He had mental health issues, drug addictions, so it was always the excuse for his actions. I spent 6 years scared, walking on eggshells.

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Kristine Ross
Anna's story

My story is not one I would call extraordinary but it’s one I am proud to tell. Growing up I’ve always been quite shy, low in confidence, I smoked, drank a lot, ate the wrong foods and always had issues in my head about my body. I guess just like most teenage girls, I dreamt of finding the love of my life, having kids and living happily ever after.

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Torre DeRoche
Anonymous' Story

Mothering whilst fighting an eating disorder has been the toughest thing I’ve ever done. There are no words to describe how excruciating it has been to miss the moments, hours, days, with my children. The guilt and the sorrow is unbearably painful. No one speaks of mothering with anorexia.

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Kristine Ross
Yvette's Story

For the rest of my pregnancy I struggled to keep food and drink down. I started feeling exhausted from trying to stop myself from vomiting and looking after my daughter. I started thinking ‘what have I done?’ ‘Why did I turn my life back upside down when it was going so well?, ‘why did I think having a baby would be a good idea?’ ‘My freedom that I just started to enjoy is gone for at least 5 years.

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Kristine Ross
Peta's story

I thought February 26th 2011 was the worst day of my life, at 11.5 weeks pregnant I lost my baby. I remember laying on the bed at the hospital waiting for someone to do my ultrasound, it felt like the bed had no mattress, just cold hard steel, it's like my thoughts were preparing me for the onslaught.......there is no heart beat! What followed that day in hospital is what nightmares are made of and I now know that’s where my story began.

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Sam Frost
Renee's story

I’m 30 years old. I’ve suffered with anxiety pretty much my entire life. I would scratch my legs until they bled, they formed scabs, which I would keep picking at. My mum ended up making me a bracelet with beads to fiddle with to distract myself whenever I felt anxious. As I grew older, in to my senior years of primary school, it got worse. Kids would ask what was with my legs and I would just answer “mozzie bites”.

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Sam Frost