Spoken word poet and author Blythe Baird joins Peace Meal to discuss eating disorder recovery, using art as a vehicle to healing, and her latest book, “If My Body Could Speak.” Blythe shares with us the origin story of her eating disorder and how she found comradery (and fame!) in sharing her experience.
Episode show notes:
This week’s episode features guest Blythe Baird. Blythe is an author, actor, and teaching artist whose work has been featured by Button Poetry, GLAMOUR, Elle, The Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, and more.
Blythe wrote her first poem when she was just shy of 17 and shortly after, wrote “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny,” which quickly went viral on YouTube. Blythe performs the poem for us on Peace Meal and discusses what led her to create the popular piece.
At the end of the episode, Blythe discusses her blog “Tips That Helped Me in Eating Disorder Recovery” and her favorite parts about recovery.
You can find Blythe on the web, Facebook, or YouTube. You can also purchase her latest book, “If My Body Could Speak” here. For those struggling with food and body image, we hope that Blythe’s story helps you feel less alone. If you are ready to start recovery, reach out to The Emily Program at 1-888-364-5977.
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