The video highlights a charity catwalk show in which I modelled and helped organise last year, for a local eating disorder charity. The event was designed to raise awareness of the diversity of those that suffer from eating disorders. The underlying message was to love the shape you are. This show is an annual event and is held at The University of Central Lancashire by Shelly Perry who is the Director and Founder of SEED. I would highly recommend the service for anyone who feels they might benfit from it for it’s professional and compassionate approach to treatment.
Eating disorders (ED’s) are characterised by a pronounced disturbance in eating behaviour and the negative self-attributions (with regards to image) that promote such a disturbance. Often ED’s manifest in people who believe they are overweight when actually they are not. The everyday activities of ED symptomatics can be negatively affected by their condition such as struggling in their professional and personal lives due to the intrusive nature of thoughts related to the condition. ED’s can have numerous causes, including issues of family attachment, self-esteem and negative life events to name only a few. (more…)