• Health,  NEDA

    Eating disorders: what I learned from my day with NEDA

    When people mention eating disorders, and then find out I hold a title as a beauty queen, I start to cringe internally, I know I’m going to get asked “that question”.  I know with wearing this crown on my head, I also carry the burden of being associated with everything negative within the beauty industry.  During my history of competing in pageants, have I seen women engage in destructive behaviors, YES.  However, I do have to point out that I also saw similar behaviors while a college student and also just from various people I’ve encountered in my life.. Taking the information I knew, I boarded an Amtrak train and…