HOW WE FIGHT FOR EVERY BODY
All people affected by body image issues, disordered eating, and eating disorders are able to access high quality information and support, experiencing a sense of self-efficacy, dignity and connection.
To plan and deliver innovative local and national services that address the major gaps in resources for eating disorders, in collaboration with those with lived experience and our community partners. Body Brave also works to create a bold national recovery-focused, inclusive community, committed to body liberation as well as raising awareness and reducing stigma around disordered eating and/or eating disorders.
Photograph by Cynthia Boyede
POWERED BY LIVED EXPERIENCE
Mother and daughter team, Dr. Karen Trollope and Sonia Kumar-Seguin, co-founded Body Brave in 2017 after Sonia recovered from a life-threatening eating disorder that took more than 8 years of her life. During those years, Sonia and her family became aware of the alarming gap in services and resources for people suffering. They encountered long waitlists, bias, no community treatment and a lack of person-centred care through the public healthcare system. Carers were excluded throughout the journey.
Outside of the public system, treatment costs were prohibitive. Sonia was lucky enough to finally find her way to recovery but the journey has changed the family forever. After co-founding Body Brave in 2017, Karen and Sonia quickly realized that their experiences were not unique.
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