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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023: Eating Disorder Advocacy – Finding Your Voice

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023: Eating Disorder Advocacy – Finding Your Voice

Friday, March 3, 2023 • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm (ET)

Live Interactive Community Event

Led by: Julia Hark, Renfrew Alum & Jessica Taylor, MA, LPC

Held Online

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Renfrew’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week campaign, We’ve Got the Power, is rooted in empowerment. It is a message which tells us we are strong enough to overcome and to live fully. Once we’re able to find our inner strength, many of us feel called to share that light, wanting to help others that are in the shoes we once stood in.

In this virtual community event, join alum, Julia Hark, and Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Radnor, Jessica Taylor, LPC, to discuss advocacy work at its most basic level, starting with you. This group will focus on defining what vulnerability means to you, owning your story, and how to start your journey towards being an advocate.

The Renfrew Center is proud to join other eating disorder organizations throughout the country to celebrate Eating Disorders Awareness Week, held February 27 – March 5, 2023. Our theme this year, We’ve Got the Power, aims to acknowledge the effects of societal pressures to look or live a certain way. Learn more about our campaign as well as other events here.

Facilitated by:

Julia Hark is a Renfrew alum of 2017. She is currently studying sign language interpreting at Delgado Community College in New Orleans and is a recent graduate of Tulane University, where she obtained a BA in Gender & Sexuality Studies with minors in Psychology and Classics. Her honors thesis, “Diet Culture and the Beauty Industry: A Contemporary Manifestation of the American Freakshow,” bookended her own experience with eating disorders around diet culture’s violence against the female body. She is a writer, performer, and mental health advocate, recently joining the Eating Disorders Coalition’s first Young Adult Council.

Jessica Taylor, MA, LPC, is the Site Director of The Renfrew Center of Radnor. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Temple University, and her Masters in Clinical and Counseling psychology at Chestnut Hill. Ms. Taylor has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with complex mental health pathologies and their families across a variety of settings including homes, schools and treatment settings. She also has experience in outpatient therapy and clinical leadership. Ms. Taylor initially served as a Team Leader for The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia before transitioning to her new role.

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