Throughout the past two years, I have dedicated a great amount of my time to combating eating disorders in my community and country. In 2010, after being discharged from my own treatment, I joined the Teen Advisory Board at The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. This started my journey in creating positive body image campaigns and events related to eating disorders awareness in my community, such as positive body image fashion shows. Later that year I traveled to Washington DC for the 2010 Eating Disorders Coalition Lobby Day. I met with representatives from my state of Florida to share my story and the importance of proper treatment for eating disorders. We discussed insurance coverage for eating disorders, and how the representatives can help promote the FREED Act. The FREED Act is the first comprehensive eating disorder bill that would provide insurance coverage for eating disorder treatment. In April of 2012 I will be traveling to Washington DC again for this year's Lobby Day. I was also part of the team that created the nation's first ever eating disorder treatment referral guide. This booklet was sent to every college campus in the US to be put in counseling and health centers. Each treatment center is listed by state with contact information as well as information about each treatment center. I was part of the first annual Eating Disorders Awareness walk in South Florida, and was awarded for having the biggest team. Last summer I interned for The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness assisting in creating events for the non-profit as well as helping with Lunch and Learns (a program that educates doctors offices, teachers, schools, and other professionals on eating disorders).