My name is Daniell. I’m 21 years old and the creator of the Internal Acceptance Movement (I. A.M.).
I live in Los Angeles, California, and have been blogging for I. A.M. for 3 years. I’m currently a college student majoring in psychology with the hope of someday becoming a therapist.
*Some random, silly, and important facts about me:
- I’ve been in recovery from anorexia and bulimia for the past five years.
-I came up with the idea for I. A.M. when I was in treatment in the summer of 2009. The initial goal of the Internal Acceptance Movement was to spread eating disorder awareness, but after creating a space on tumblr, I decided that I wanted the movement to encompass something more broad — I wanted I. A.M. to be more about helping people heal, from any mental health struggle or insecurity, to remind others that they aren’t alone in their battle, and to remind them that things can and will get better.
-I have dream of someday turning I. A.M. into a non-profit organization, running body image and recovery workshops, and publicly speaking throughout the country to share my story of struggle and recovery.
-I’m a feminist
-I’m very liberal.
-I’m an introvert.
-I’m an atheist.
-I’m a huge science fiction and fantasy fan.
-I’m an avid quote collector and a lover of books.
-I love reading.
-I like face painting and special effects makeup.
-I adore cats. I have two, named Midnight and Ziggy.
-I’m slightly obsessed with cosplay and have a dream of someday going to comic con. Recently I cosplayed as Poison Ivy. I felt like a badass and decided that if dressing up in costume makes me feel awesome about myself and my body, I should do it more.
- I’m assertive and outspoken.
- I despise running and going to the gym.
- I’m incredibly sensitive and need affection and a lot of love to function.
-I’m very open about myself and my struggles. So if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
-I’ve made a lot of progress in my recovery, but I still have some distance to cover before I can call myself fully recovered.
-I’m incredibly grateful for all of the support and love I’ve received from followers over the years and feel so, so blessed to have been given the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful and courageous people from all over the world :)