A letter from Angela, Project True’s President
Disordered eating affects the majority of our society, from extreme cases of anorexia and obesity, to exercise addiction, to feelings of dissatisfaction with the size and shape of our bodies.
After leaving extra care at St. Paul’s Hospital six years ago, I promised to come back to address the lack of resources for individuals suffering from disordered eating. I went on my own personal quest for out-patient resources and found the services either did not exist, were too expensive to continue, were short term, did not fit the schedule of a “functioning” anorexic, or did not meet my needs at the time.
During my recovery I spent a lot of time in hospital libraries, psychologist waiting rooms, group counseling sessions, reading how-to guides, asking for referrals from my doctor, researching online and participating in every forum, meal support program, guided meditation, and speaker series I could find.
Knowledge was power, but I soon ran out of options. That is where Project True comes in.
The idea started six years ago and it is growing. While we may never live in a world free from fat-blasting diets, rail-thin images of beauty or fast food mania, we can try to achieve more balance and a healthier state of being.
That is the focus of True: to reach out and educate, support, help and embrace those along their journey to self love and acceptance.
True is transparent. True is real. True is your opportunity to find yourself and know that you don’t have to live a life of restriction and silence. True seeks to fill the void in recovery and provide the one-on-one and group resources we all need to heal and be at peace with our bodies.