Rachel confronts eating disorders, how we look at them, and how she was able to make progress in her recovery when she took part in a service trip in Peru.
Rachel is planning to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall. She is an avid explorer and is always looking for another adventure. Her talk discusses recovery from an eating disorder, and how seeking adventure was pivotal to that recovery. She hopes her talk will increase empathy and understanding, as well as encourage those in a similar position to step out of their comfort zone and into a life worth living.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx