Hope Virgo suffered from anorexia for more than four years, before she was admitted to a mental health hospital in 2007. She lived in the hospital for a year, fighting one of the hardest battles of her life. Since being discharged, she has fought to stay well. She now wants to use her experiences with mental health difficulties to champion the rights of others, inspire them to get well, and help break the stigma.
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As a yoga instructor Donna sees the benefits of yoga on a daily basis. In her blog she talks about why she thinks yoga needs an image revamp to appeal to a broader audience and to get people ,regardless of their body shape, on to the yoga mat.
Lucinda used to be a keen dancer from the age of five years old. After an unplanned break, she rediscovered her love for dance and shares how it helped her feel empowered and confident with her body.
Like many people, Rachel believed that exercise and healthy food are the key to a healthy life. Little did she notice that her drive to stay fit slowly turned into an obsession. Rachel blogged about her experiences as part of the Be Real Guest Blog series.
Judi experienced low body confidence throughout her childhood and as an adult. After overcoming her body image struggles, she set up Heart Your Body with the mission to help other women feel good about their bodies.
Taryn Brumfitt is the founder of the Body Image Movement and has blogged for the Be Real Campaign.