About Me

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Hey guys! My name is MacKenzie Lehner. I am 28 years old and currently living in Saskatoon, SK Canada.

I have personally struggled my entire life with eating disorders and EXTREMELY distorted body image issues and I wanted to create a blog for those who are battling the same thing.

As a former dancer, (ballet), I learnt at an early age how important it was or how important I THOUGHT it was to maintain that “perfect” body and built my self worth around it. I believed that unless I was extremely thin I was not worthy and not successful. I believed that I was not attractive enough or not worthy of love because of this. At the age of 10 I became both anorexic and bulimic. This are two things I would not wish upon anyone. Strangely enough, I felt so powerful by them. I felt as though I was in control of everything and that I was so strong. I would get the best roles in every production and my coaches praised me to no end.

After deciding to leave the dance world, I thought that I could leave these “demons” behind me. Unfortunately this was not the case.

I am currently researching and developing strategies to help myself overcome the addiction to both. It isn’t easy letting go.

My intent for this blog is to share my story and encourage others to share theirs and to help support one another to love our bodies unconditionally. I want to empower people to let go of all beliefs that no longer serve them in respects to body image. We live in a world in which how we look has become the most important thing about us. I WANT TO CHANGE THIS. My mission is to change the way we think and see ourselves and to encourage positivity and strength.

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