Amy’s conversation will share her own personal journey with an eating disorder and explore healthy coping methods and ways to embrace our unique bodies for what they are.
Video production by Kyle Gomes, Ashli Forbes, Joana Lapurga, Zachary Moss, and Marshall Lu.
From being admitted into the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit to working for three Eating Disorder Nonprofit Organizations, Amy Pezzente boldly forged a new identity that was her own. Known for her brave recovery from an eating disorder, Amy obtained a new outlook on life in the way we view ourselves.
She currently works for Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program, where she coordinates the Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement driven by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign. Amy is also an Eating Disorders Peer Counselor and Project Coordinator at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre located at BC Children’s Hospital, where she assists people of all ages who are struggling with eating disorders from the perspective of having fully recovered from an eating disorder herself. Finally, Amy is a Program Coordinator for the Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders where she helps train and facilitate the Online Peer Support Groups.
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