About Me

Hello! I’m Colleen, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

I am a 20 year old (gluten intolerant) dancer who lives in NY.  I am also a mental health/body-positivity/self-love advocate.

I am an undergraduate college student studying Psychology and plan on going to graduate school for Mental Health Counseling to become a therapist who specializes in Eating Disorders.

I am on a journey to love, accept, and embrace both my body and mind, and I hope to inspire others to do the same!

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Recent Posts

#BopoBallerina: How I Overcame Ballet’s Body Standards and Inspired Others

Article via Dance.com I’m a dancer, and I’m an advocate for mental health, body-positivity and self-love. But even just a year ago, when anyone asked what I do, I simply said: “I’m a dancer.” I recently launched the #BopoBallerina campaign as an effort to break the norms of dance-body types. And I want to share … Continue reading #BopoBallerina: How I Overcame Ballet’s Body Standards and Inspired Others

What is DBT?

Article via The Odyssey. I am part of the 1 in 4 adults worldwide who struggle with mental illness. This past September I started Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and it has completely changed my life. DBT was developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha Linehan. It falls under the umbrella of cognitive-behavioral therapy. It … Continue reading What is DBT?

Why Mental Health Awareness Month Is So Important To Me

Article via The Odyssey. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year it is especially important to me. This is my first Mental Health Awareness Month where I consider myself to be in recovery from my struggles with mental illness. For many years, I suffered from an eating disorder and overwhelming anxiety. Starting when … Continue reading Why Mental Health Awareness Month Is So Important To Me

I’m Back!

Wow, it’s been a while! After a bit of an absence, I’ve finally prioritized coming back to this blog, so welcome to my new and improved website! After having the incredible privilege of many media outlets covering my #BopoBallerina campaign and my story, I have some amazing new opportunities that I can’t wait to share with you … Continue reading I’m Back!

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