Today we are joined by Ciandra, who has used her online presence to educate other about eating disorders, body confidence and how to be a kick ass woman.
I have came across Chandra socials around a year ago and fell involve with her always so positive attitude, a huge smile on her face and can do attitude.
Whilst exploring more of Ciandra's content, I came across her YouTube video where she talked about her experience with an Eating Disorder. In this blog post I wanted to share her story.
Tell us about your social media and what your platforms are all about!
I want to share my own passions and style. And inspire people who are struggling with mental health issues, especially ED's.
What is your favourite thing about being a blogger?
The ability to meet a variety of people and travel the world.
So far, what has been your favourite place you got to travel to through blogging and why?
Thailand for sure, its where I met my now best friend. I went on my own and it was so great!
What inspired you to ope up and speak about your eating disorder journey?
Through my recovery, I have realised that people want to hear your story. And I know making my issues open would help others recover.
Did you find it difficult to open our about your experiences?
No, in all honestly I’ve always been a very open person and wanted to share my story.
Once you have started talking about your ED, did you find other people opening up about something they also have been struggling with?
Yes, lots of people came to me for advice too!
Have you faced any online negativity/cyber bullies? If so, how did you deal with them?
I have had times when I have received messages saying I am too skinny, or ugly. You just have to realise it's there own insecurity and to not let it get to heart.
Based on your experience, what advice would you give to young girls struggling with body image and eating disorders?
Find a passion in life that is not image or weight related and go for it. Find things that bring you joy in life, and don't get consumed into the negative world of poor self image.
What do you think makes a woman powerful?
I think it's the strength to be who you want to be, femininity is power.