Jen Petro-Roy is an author, an eating disorder survivor and a positive body image advocate. She has made it her mission to break down the walls that separate women when they choose to define their worth by the labels that society gives them. Whether skinny or fat, a stay-at-home mother or a working mom, we are all dealing with the same issues.
Jen struggled with anorexia nervosa and exercise addiction for twelve years: two years of intensive treatment and then ten years of residual self-esteem issues, obsessions, and fears that were finally conquered when she decided to define herself as Jen. Not as “that skinny girl”, and not as a “good mom”, a runner or a wife. Just Jen.
If you’d like to have Jen speak at your organization, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is open to speaking about her journey at eating disorder facilities, support groups, women’s/mother’s groups, schools, colleges, and more.
She has experience speaking on panels and as an individual, as the Hope and Inspiration Speaker at the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, at Walden Behavioral Care Treatment Facility, and at Monte Nido Laurel Hill, a residential treatment facility for eating disorders.
Jen lives with her husband and two young daughters in Massachusetts, where she is a librarian and an author of middle grade books. Her debut novel, P.S. I MISS YOU, will be released by Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends in Winter 2018.