#23: Being Honest about Disability with Anna Sweeney, RD, CEDRD-S

It's All Made Up, Anyway

Jul 23 2019 • 49 mins

Being vulnerable is the ultimate sign of trust. There is nothing more vulnerable than openly discussing your eating disorder or disability on a podcast, and that’s exactly what Anna Sweeney is here to discuss. Anna is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, and owner of Whole Life Nutrition, a nutrition therapy practice dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. She is able to help those struggling with eating disorders and disabilities from a place of experience, having been diagnosed with MS when she was 12. She works by combining her knowledge of nutritional science, experience in the treatment of eating disorders, and heartfelt, thoughtful care. Stay tuned to hear about Anna’s story and how we can bridge the gap between the able-bodied and disabled worlds!

Whitney shares:

  • Updates, updates, updates
  • Anna’s story
  • Experiencing invisibility for the first time through disability
  • Learning and sharing through life experience
  • Being grateful for everything that disability can give you
  • Looking for something other than empathy when you have a disability
  • Making the transition from shit-talking your body to accepting your disability
  • How disabilities can prevent you from getting help with your eating disorder
  • Bridging the gap between the able-bodied and disabled world
  • Supporting professionals with disabilities
  • Recognizing how much we need each other as humans
  • How needing more assistance impacts your relationships

Links to Resources:

Check Anna out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and her website Www.wholelifeRD.com!

If you have the ability to take videos and pictures of inaccessible views, share them with Anna on social media with #inaccessibleviews

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