I've been suffering from bulimia on and off for about 20 years and up until I joined Sweet Cavanagh, I hadn't ever told a soul about it; not even my family as we never had a close relationship where we could be honest and open with each other. Over the years, I've become a good actress and learnt to wear many different masks every single day to hide my real self. Pretending has become a second nature to me which is actually an exhausting and lonely path but I could never seem to find any other paths on my map. The only time I feel "free" is when I'm stuffing myself with a ridiculous amount of food, but at the same time I'm consumed with guilt and shame.
I've sought help from Sweet Cavanagh because enough is enough and I do not want to spend the next 20 years like this. Jewellery making is an added bonus for me as I do enjoy being creative and I find it very calming. Having an ED or any mental illness for that matter can be incredibly isolating but Sweet Cavanagh provides a place for someone like me to just be for a change and I am grateful for the opportunity.