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Amy Hanks

Amy Hanks

Username: ahanks97

Joined in October 2017

  • About

    I felt lost until I was 19 years old. Society constantly told me, “You are not good enough,” and eventually, I believed it. A 4-year battle with an all-consuming eating disorder in high school ruined me, my relationships and how I saw the world. But all of that changed in the Summer of 2017.

    On May 31, I told my story for the first time. I included every horrific detail about my previous eating habits, over exercising and how I overcame it in a 900-word blog post. Though I was incredibly nervous, I felt in my heart it was time to be courageous.

    And the reaction was indescribable.

    I received countless emails, texts and direct messages from women all over the country about their experiences with negative body image and how hearing my story changed, not only their lives, but their daughters’.

    As I read through these brave women's experiences and insecurities, I knew I had a greater calling-- to prevent what happened to me from happening to others.

    Thank you for your endless support and love. And to those suffering, you are not alone. Please reach out.

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