About Me

I am an eating disorder and body image advocate. I also advocate for awareness of co-morbidities in eating disorders, substance abuse and self harm. I am in recovery from numerous eating disorders, substance abuse struggles, as well as self harming. I started Voice in Recovery (ViR)™ because I felt there weren’t enough voices speaking about recovery. ViR’s mission is to share voices in recovery and to create a community where those can find and use their voice in their own recovery. ViR is about sharing, learning, and finding support. What does recovery look like? What does recovery feel like? What are the struggles? What are the achievements? Often I am asked how long I have been in recovery, what struggles have I faced, is this normal, is this relapse, etc. My hope is to be A voice but not THE voice. I am one of many. I strive to help people, but I also want us to be a community, a team, people seeking understanding, support, without judgment in the individual process. ViR’s mission and focus is on PAIR™ (Prevention, Awareness, Intervention, and Recovery). I strive to bring awareness about body image concerns, health, media literacy, body diversity, and self acceptance. I support Health at Every Size (HAES), and diversity in fashion. I strive to help others learn to love and accept who they are. Recovery IS possible!

I want to help people. Whatever path I am taking on in this journey of life, I will find a way to help people who struggle with eating disorders. I am a full time Advocate for Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness. I have been through a lot with my addictions, and being in recovery is the greatest blessing I have been given in life. It is through recovery, relapse, and recovery again that I have discovered my life path. Advocacy, blogging, tweeting, volunteering, is all a “side” passion to me. I think of it as round the clock work – but ultimately the most rewarding thing in my life.

On a personal side, I am a Scorpio, who is extremely passionate and emotional. I am a strongly opinionated person who is learning to be open to different opinions in the world of advocacy. I think advocacy has been one of my biggest challenges in the last year. I continue to grow as a person through advocacy. I love traveling, and hope to one day travel around the world. I love road trips, good books, baths, listening to music, journaling, making jewelry, and sitting by bodies of water to relax.

In the end, I am goofy, shy to new people, but once I get to know a person, I open up and won’t stop talking! I am a loyal friend, and am grateful for social media because I have gained friends I never would have foreseen in my life. Some of my closest friends I have met through Twitter and Facebook, and am so humbled by the support they give me on a daily basis.

Please feel free to contact me: VoiceinRecovery@gmail.com

Find ViR on Facebook as well!!!! http://www.facebook.com/AVoiceinRecovery

Responses

  1. I’m really enjoying reading your Tweets and look forward to getting to know you better. Are you familiar with the Dove Campaign? http://www.dove.us/#/cfrb/

    They’ve done some incredible research about the media influence on girl’s self-image. If you haven’t, you definitely need to check it out!

    Well, have a great rest of your day. Blessings…

  2. Kendra, I recently discovered your blog and I am so glad I have. You write with such passion, and as a fellow scorpio (who happens to be about to begin a clinical psych phd)…I can relate to it on a very intense level. Thank you for your honesty and for putting it all out there. 🙂

  3. Just found your blog a few minutes ago from a link on Twitter, and I definitely relate to a lot you’ve written. Thank you for everything you do. 🙂 Take care and hope you’re having a good day.

    – Chell

  4. Hi Kendra:

    Loved this post. I write about similar issues on my website.

    BTW, I am a Cancer so we are astrologically compatible :).

    Lastly, as a Californian transplant living in Boston, are you a Celtics fan, secretly a Lakers’ fan, or could care less?

    Have a great weekend.

    Jennifer

    • I’m not a Boston team fan at all lol. I’m a dodger fan & while I don’t follow basketball I did root for the Lakers 🙂 thanks for reading & look forward to looking at your website!

  5. Hi Kendra,

    I’d love to share some of your posts with others in my ED circle. Does your WP template have a “share this article” widget you can activate? For an example, see my blog at blog.karenshaykubiak.com

    Might make it easier to meet your mission of spreading the word. 🙂

    Thanks for a great read! Blessings. Karen

  6. I am so happy to have found your blog! amazing story and great purpose. Im going to have fun reading through your archives!

    Dana xo
    http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

  7. Kendra,

    My son has battled thru an eating disorder…reading thru your tweets and blog, you have a wonderful heart and truely provide inspiration…

    • Thank you so much Mia. My heart goes out to you and your son. I know this is not an individual struggle. I know how hard it is on the family and support system as well. Thank you for coming to this blog, sharing your words. I really appreciate it. My thoughts are with you and your family!

  8. […] in Recovery Blog. In case you haven’t heard of the site, you should definitely check it out. Kendra is a passionate Scorpio and full time Advocate for Eating Disorder and Body Image […]

  9. I am listening to your message this morning after a bad night and early morning binges and purging. Thank you for this message…I am trying to work on my recovery and am at a very low point right now. I feel like I have no hope…your message I am going to try to use to get me through this day. One day at a time.

  10. This IS amazing!!!!! I am thankful to have run across your blog Kendra; you were on my myspace page and I was bummed that I didn’t write down all my contacts before I deleted it a couple years ago. You are the voice for all of us that are struggling, recovering or lost in this horrid battle it took courage for you to reach beyond ‘just recovery’ and be here for so many of us………..thank you:)


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