Along with body image negativity—which also covers eating disorder awareness—this exhibition addresses many major global human struggles: war, institutionalized racism, addiction, inequality, LGBTQ rights, sexism and climate change. Christy Havranek stated, “The images featured in this exhibition are testament to the seemingly fractured place the world is in. It is our responsibility to respond by reclaiming what has oppressed us, affected us, abused us — and foster change from that shift of power.” I truly hope that’s what we can do.
Meet Rachael Stirling. Wife. Mother of 3. Family Nurse Practitioner. Former Marine Hospital Corpsman.
She was the winner of a recent giveaway my close friend and colleague, Faizah Husniyah, and I offered to celebrate International Women’s Day and National Eating Disorder Week. To enter the giveaway, you had to nominate a woman you knew that encouraged, supported and cherished other people’s lives and journeys. All the nominations humbled us. But Rachael’s really stood out.