A penetrating insight into the mentality of a Bulimic, the story follows Waters’ downfall from a high-achiever with tremendous potential to a shadowed breath of her former self.
Leanne experienced severe bullying as a child, was very reclusive and quiet, often finding solace in writing. She suffered with mental illness from a young age, experiencing episodes of anxiety and mild depression. In her teens she suffered from Bulimia Nervosa and underwent several months of behavioral therapy. Leanne is now twenty years old and since that period, she has dedicated her time to her personal development, as well as her studies and writing. She is currently studying English and History at University College Dublin. She is a Section Editor in the UCD University Observer, and hopes to enter into the field of journalism after completing her degree. She lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow with her parents and siblings.
Preadolescence is a time when girls' minds are malleable and they are willing to challenge established activities, such as media presentations. Once girls hit puberty, many will have already developed disordered eating behaviors; many will have been on several diets; therefore, beginning the work to decode and combat harmful messages before that stage is crucial.