Continuing to change her negative into a positive! Keep blossoming 🌺 ♥️ You! For the past few years, I have kept something a secret from so many because I was ashamed. I have told few about this struggle, yet I preach about positive self image and acceptance. In honor of #NEDawareness week, I am announcing the start of Ky’s Voice. Ky’s Voice has been created with the hopes of uplifting & inspiring others, specifically those who have or who are struggling with an eating disorder. This is so close to my heart because in my early teen years, I struggled with anorexia. Growing up, I was chubby & in junior high I began to be bullied for my weight. My classmates did things like throw away my lunch & stuck notes in my locker calling me names like a fat pig. From the ages of about 14-16, I would eat very little & work out copiously. Although I had lost a lot of weight, I was still unhappy with my body & pushed to lose more. When I realized what I was doing to myself, I made the decision to become healthy once again. It’s been such a long & difficult journey & at times I felt like I couldn’t do it. Gaining weight to become healthy caused me to have emotional breakdowns and my confidence plummeted. And as I still struggle with loving my body on some days, I am on a journey of recovery & I believe you can’t really heal until you’re able to be open about your disorder. The significance behind the title, Ky’s Voice, comes from the feeling of helplessness that comes with any mental disorder. When I was really struggling, I felt like I had no voice and I had honestly never felt so lost and alone. The loudest voices in my spirit became those words that repeatedly broke me down. Until the day I decided to take back my own voice. One that would grow to learn to love herself & shout positive affirmations to drown out every ugly word I allowed to hurt me. With Ky’s Voice, I want to reach those who are feeling the same way I did & show them that they do have a voice and that they’re not alone. I hope by sharing my own story, others feel inspired to tell theirs. You never know what inner battle someone may be fighting, so remember to always be kind & know that you’re never alone.