Hello my loves, YOU ASKED AND HERE IT IS 😍
Hi everyone my name is Dana Suchow!
Pronounced Sue-Cow. It used to be Suchowsky but was cut short at Ellis Island. My great grandparents are from Belarus. I was raised Jewish.
Im 34 years old and I live in New York City. I’m from San Jose, California, but moved to San Francisco when I was 17. At age 25 I moved across the country to New York City where I’ve lived ever since!
Growing up I always hated my body. I’ve had acne all my life and was the first kid in elementary school to break out. But while I always had a disordered relationship with food as well as severe body dysmorphia, it wasn’t until moving to NYC that I developed a full blown eating disorder.
I didn’t know anyone in NYC at the time other than my roomate, and being scared & alone were the final straws to developing Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and Exercise Compulsion. To this day I still have injuries from all those years of overexercising.
6 years ago I started fashion blogging (I was dating a fashion photographer at the time so it made sense) but blogging just caused my ED to spiral out of control - I wouldn’t eat for days before shoots, then I’d binge uncontrollably for days after.
Over the years I’ve shared my recovery on here, and I am no longer the scared little girl who needed clothes, thinness, and photoshop to be loved. I am finally Dana Suchow, eating disorder activist and diet culture educator! ✊🏼
I throw events, I speak, I travel, and I work to ensure future generations don’t hate their bodies like ours do.
Welcome to my little corner of the internet ❤️
I’m so happy you’ve joined me ❤️
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