My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tornadoes yesterday.
Yesterday I was on the radio! Last week a representative from KUOW, the NPR affiliate in Seattle, reached out to me regarding a radio show they were planning on eating disorders and “thinspiration.” She had seen my post, “When Fitspiration Isn’t Inspiring.”
She called me and we talked about “thinspiration”, “fitspiration”, healthy living blogs, and the difficulty in blogging truthfully and helpfully about your eating and exercise while knowing that many readers are or have been affected by an eating disorder.
She said they’d be calling me on Monday the 20th around 2:15pm central to speak live on the radio with Ross Reynolds, host of “The Conversation.”
When they called, they prepped me for what to expect and told me to speak loudly. The main guest was Dr. Jillian Lampert who works at The Emily Program, and I got to listen to the whole interview leading up to my questions.
I didn’t know what Ross was going to ask me, but turns out it was mostly about my personal experience with an eating disorder and not about thinspiration at all! That’s fine – I’m used to discussing my eating disorder and am glad to share my experience – it’s just not what I was expecting.
You can listen to the whole interview here:
I’m towards the end around minute 11. As usual I say “um” too much, but I think it went pretty well.
Such a neat experience!