Today, Kathy is joined by Dr. June Alexander and Bharati Lall, and their topic is when 1 plus 1 makes more than 2. They discuss how eating disorders drew them together to collaborate on a project even though they lived half way across the world from each other.
Dr. June Alexander is the author of 10 books on eating disorders, including her memoir, and has a PhD in Creative Writing. June’s website, The Diary Healer represents and attracts readership from all sectors. Having healed in adulthood from long term anorexia, comorbid chronic anxiety, PTSD and depression, June thrives in the joys of mainstream living and inspires hope in recovery at every age. Her story-telling work has achieved global recognition, winning the Academy for Eating Disorders’ 2016 Meehan-Hartley Advocacy Award for public service and advocacy in the eating disorder field. June is a foundation member of the National Eating Disorders’ Collaboration steering committee and the World Eating Disorder Action Day steering committee, a member of the AED, ANZAED, and the F.E.A.S.T., professional advisory panel. She provides writing mentoring sessions and workshops on using the journal or diary as a self-help and therapeutic tool.
Bharati Lall is the parent of an individual who has recovered from an eating disorder. She has authored Growth Amidst the Darkness: A Guided Workbook for Parents and Caregivers of Loved Ones Suffering from and Eating Disorder.