Friday, March 23, 2012
“I was living off coffee, Diet Coke and gum. Every once in a while, I'd have vegetables, fruit or a spoonful of peanut butter. I knew there was something wrong , but I didn't know how to stop,” Kirsten explains.
Her parents eventually stepped in and forced her to get help.
However, her recovery effectively began when her mother enlisted her in a beauty pageant because, she says, suddenly she found others to relate and reach out to.
“It was a really good educational period for me. From hearing other people's stories, I learned how to share my own personal struggles,” she explains.
Kirsten is now a political science major at Emory University, and is choosing to speak out to help other women struggling with the same issue to see they need help.