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Maggie Bertram - It's Not about Food: Identity and Eating Disorders
Start Date: 3/2/2018Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/2/2018End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description
As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Active Minds speaker Maggie Bertam will be coming to campus to share her story.
Growing up in a small town, Maggie Bertram always felt like she was under a microscope. Add a dash of inherited anxiety, and she progressively developed pronounced perfectionism. In her presentation, “It's Not about Food: Identity and Eating Disorders”, she leads audiences through her story of striving for flawlessness, coming out, internalized homophobia, anorexia and recovery, to let people know that there is a reason to expect light in the darkness. Determined to be a perfect friend, student, athlete, musician, and daughter, Maggie struggled with obsessive-compulsive behaviors until developing an eating disorder during her junior year of college, eventually being diagnosed with major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anorexia nervosa. By the time she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from college, she had come out as a lesbian to her friends, family, and professors, and had successfully completed an inpatient/outpatient treatment program.
Location Information:
*WU Campus

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

*WU Campus - Ford Hall
Room: 102 -- Kremer Board Room
Contact Information:
Name: Alayna Riley
Phone: 541-301-2566
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Admission / Ticket Info:
Free admission
Event Sponsor(s):
Dis/Ability Advocacy Club
Funded by Green Fund program and ASWU

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