FEAST’S NEW US TASK FORCE CHAIR WANTS TO MEET YOU AT BEDA/NEDA

WHAT: F.E.A.S.T’S NEW US TASK FORCE CHAIR WANTS TO MEET YOU AT BEDA/NEDA


WHERE: BROOKLYN, NOV 2-4


WHO: PARENTS/CARERS


LET’S CONNECT DURING THE BEDA CONFERENCE WEEKEND  WHETHER YOU CAN ATTEND OR NOT!

It’s the one-week countdown to BEDA/NEDA 2017 in Brooklyn, NY and I am will be there and am very excited. Advocates, researchers, and family members will be gathering to learn and share and network. As the new US Task Force Chair for F.E.A.S.T. I’m excited to help gather and introduce and get to know as many families in the community that I can!

If you are going to be in Brooklyn as part of attending the conference, or just in the area and want to meet others, please contact me! You can email me at jdouellette@feast-ed.org, or leave comments on this post, or private message me. It’s the perfect way to meet oodles of passionate, smart people.

I already know some of those who will be there, including F.E.A.S.T.’s Outreach Director, Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, and of course BEDA Director, Chevese Turner. If you and I haven’t met yet, I am a multi-passionate person who is extremely mission oriented and have embraced those attributes in aligning with multiple groups and working through many organizations and on many campaigns as my activism has progressed. I am proud to have lobbied with the Eating Disorders Coalition, which brings together advocates and activists across the USA to work toward legislative change. It’s an inspiring thing to be part of and an organizational wonder and you should definitely do it. I am part of the incredible peer support communities EDPS and the ATDT FB page, and am a co-founder of World Eating Disorders Action Day, plus I run a support group in San Diego with Project HEAL. I am a peer mentor for UC San Diego where we got (incredible, lifesaving) treatment for my daughter’s anorexia in 2012/2013. (Oh, and I work full-time in education administration.)

Our goal with the US Task Force at F.E.A.S.T is a lofty and achievable one: We want to unite parents on a global level and empower them on a local level. We have TFs in Canada, the UK, New Zealand/Australia, with plans for more.

If you are going to be (or can arrange to be) in Brooklyn November 3 or 4, let’s get together to exchange war stories, support those in the trenches, and brainstorm ways to change the world! 

Looking forward to meeting with you and working with you

JD Ouellette

jdouellette@feast-ed.org

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