Dancing With ED is dedicated to inspiring all members of the dance community to love and care for their bodies through eating disorder awareness, outreach, and education.
The non-profit organization Dancing With ED, Inc. was founded in 2013 founded by Amy Waddle, a former pre-professional dancer and eating disorder recovery advocate. Through her non-profit work, she is able to reach out to the dance community sharing her mission and passion for raising awareness of eating disorders in the dance community.
What We Value
Honesty and Integrity
Faith, Hope, Love
Balance and Mindfulness
What We Believe
Eating Disorders is an illness, not a lifestyle. They are not about food. They are not about weight. They are complex mental health issues arising from a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors.
Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and with the proper treatment and support, all can find freedom.
All dancers of any age and level should have access to proper education and support services for body image and eating disorder education.
Prevention, Prevention, Prevention. Don’t wait till the behaviors start.
Recovery is not possible alone. We all need honest and safe relationships, being who we are, and feeling accepted.
A strength-based approach to helping is most effective combined with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
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