I felt very honoured to be invited to exhibit my paintings at NEDA’s annual Gala. One of my artworks was donated to the live auction during this spectacular evening full of heart felt speeches and fun entertainment.

Raising awareness about eating disorders is very close to my heart. I have battled with bulimia for over 8 years prior to going to the treatment centre in 2011 and I am grateful for all the people who have helped me on my way to recovery. Supportive environment where one feels comfortable to open up and share about what they are going through is the most vital starting point towards ones recovery. I know how much I have struggled to make that first step and talk to someone and from the bottom of my heart I would like to inspire and help others to make this first step easier for them. This I have only learnt from my own experience, but I know, and still to this day understand that being honest and being encouraged and supported to be honest is what saved my life, keeps me safe, and growing.

NEDA is one of the few wonderful organisations that help people affected by eating disorders and encourage healthy body image. To learn more about that help is available visit their website https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Everyone is beautiful! <3

Love, Dani xx