I believe all family members impacted by an eating disorder must have the tools and hope to come away from this illness healthy and whole.
As a lived-experience professional, I’m passionate to provide siblings who have a brother or sister with an eating disorder the acknowledgment, connection, and resources they have never been afforded. To highlight this need, I have collaborated alongside clinicians, researchers, and organizations for over a decade.
In 2018 I co-created a sibling needs survey that has reached over 500 siblings around the world. The survey has continued to bring the sibling experience to light. That same year KymAdvocates.com was created to allow a space for siblings to share their experiences, stories, and perspectives. Along with these incredible interviews I’ve had the privilege to educate and support hundreds of siblings and parents which has led to the Sibling Support Series. This series offers the community, peer support, and strategies designed especially for siblings!
Kym currently serves as a Community Advisor for Equip and Co-Chair for the Academy for Eating Disorders Expert by Experience Committee.