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Sharing our stories and experiences have the potential to connect us to a larger community and a shared purpose. We strive to change the narrative around eating disorders in dance. Our individual experiences, woven together, create a beautiful tapestry called, OUR story.

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About the Project

Our goal with this series is to raise awareness of the struggles related to disordered eating, weight and body image perception, as well as mental health issues in the dance community by initiating meaningful conversations and destigmatizing this prevalent experience. 

 

How to participate:  

 

  • Be a guest on Instagram LIVE.

  • Write your story for us to share on our blog (you can remain anonymous).

 

  

Our Interviews

Taylor Ferreira
Corinne Haas
Emma McCullough
Libby Supan
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01.

Taylor Ferreira

Former ballet dancer, Eating Disorder Survivor, College Undergraduate studying to become a Registered Dietitian 

“I’ve gotten so many texts from friends and acquaintances of them telling me their stories, and how our discussion really helped them feel less alone. I understand why you do what you do, because this is the best feeling. This interview felt like the closing chapter to my book of recovery. I am so grateful that Amy offered me the opportunity to share my experiences with all of you, and in doing so, it helped me to come to terms with them. I now feel like I can entirely move on with my life without the shadow of an eating disorder looming in the distance. I hope that my story resonates with someone out there, and maybe even inspires someone to come to terms with their experiences as well. If that is you, you are not alone, there is hope for recovery, and your story is worth your attention.

Sending love your way, Taylor Ferreira"

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Corinne Haas

Professional Dancer, Coach, Healer, Author

“Amy is a generous, loving supporter of dancers! Through her Share my Story project she is bringing active change into the dance world through her focus on body image, eating disorders, and a new mindset for all who cross her path. She holds a compassionate and committed space for any who are struggling and in need of help. Her extensive training and experience as a health professional and former dancer, allow her to give those who watch, the opportunity to know they are not alone. She provides informative content through her interviews and asks just the right questions to allow the important topics to be shared and received easily. Amy is a beautiful woman who is just at the beginning of enacting an empowered shift for dancers!”

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Emma McCullough

Dancer in Recovery, High School Student

"I had a wonderful experience being interviewed by Amy Lee. She asked thought-provoking questions which created an interesting and colorful dialogue. Amy had a way of making me feel comfortable and I can tell that she "gets it". I recommend anyone who's struggling with an eating disorder or any kind of food fear to watch all "Dancing with ED" interviews that  Amy provides. Hearing real people's stories where they share their experience, strength, and hope can feel extremely validating, comforting, and relatable. Thank you Amy for asking to interview me!"

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Libby Supan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dancer and ED Survivor

My special guest is Libby Supan MA, LMFT, dancer, and eating disorder survivor. Libby will share her story as a young dancer struggling with depression in this conversation. Her mental health, bullying, and significant life change led to her eating disorder and suicidal thoughts. Libby is not afraid to get genuine and honest! We need more of that! Through her story, you will learn common ED & suicide risk factors, signs and symptoms, as well as the importance of community and connection.

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05.

Mia Sherman

Dancer in Recovery

"I have learned that while it can be scary to share so much about myself and my experience having two sisters with eating disorders, it is worth it, even if it helps just one other person. And I know that there are not a ton of resources out there for siblings of individuals with eating disorders, so by talking about what I have experienced there is a chance I am helping other people know that they are not alone."

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A.S.

Dancer in Recovery

"It takes time, no matter how much validation you receive from the people around you and no matter how good it may feel in the moment, the only way that you can truly appreciate yourself is to recognize that your differences make you beautiful and just as deserving as the people around you. Also, it feels so good when you come out the other side, when you finally start to see yourself in the light that your loved ones have all along, it feels absolutely amazing."

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Emily

Dancer in Recovery

"It’s all about taking steps to heal, and doing this interview is just one example of how I am becoming stronger and healing myself."

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"Stories teach, heal, and connect."