I'm a human working in my own process and helping people along in theirs. In my own journey I've learned that putting healers on "pedestals" caused me to honor their knowing more than my own (as well as decreasing my capacity to see them as imperfectly human as well). As such I work to be as transparent as possible in my healing work and to create an environment of equals in working relationship where I honor your knowing and process through your own lived experience.
My body passes through the world with enormous privilege, both because of it's size and because I'm white and identify as a cis-het female. As I work through my own process I work to interrogate the ways I've been socialized in order to both know myself better and to be a better healer. I've had financial privilege to support me in my own healing process. I'm a survivor and I'm neurodivergent (I have ADHD and I'm still figuring out how that shows up for me; it's a disability in this linear thinking culture and it has many cool attributes I'm coming to understand as well).
I have a cat whose name is Bug and he is my buddy. I like creating things (and I'm learning to embrace unfinished projects), I enjoy biking and gardening, and dancing helps me to express my joy and my grief, as well as helps to calm my nervous system. I enjoy writing as a way to express my own story and to contextualize the process of coming to peace with a body that experiences pain regularly and that grew larger in the process of my recovery from orthorexia and being fully fed from a more trustworthy place, my own process and knowing (and not the health myths I absorbed).
I have a masters degree in nutrition and dietetics and a bachelors degree in sociology. I have done additional trainings in eating disorder care, body trust (I am a certified body trust (R) provider), motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care (both through my own trauma recovery and learning how to be a healthcare provider that is competent in working with individuals who have endured traumatic events- most of us at this point).
What I love most about my work is the connection I form with the people I support. They teach me a great deal and inspire me in their tenacity for healing. I feel so honored to hold other people through their process, and I am committed to deepening into my own healing. One thing that I have learned, time and time again, is that healing is lifelong. We don't get to a place, we continue to know ourselves more. The expansion of self-trust, joy and pleasure make the sometimes grueling process much worth the while.