"Music was my 'key to life'," eating disorders survivor, mentor and recovery advocate Shannon Cutts explained during her performance called "Beauty Undressed" at Marquette University on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 sponsored by Rogers Memorial Hospital. "Music was the dream that the eating disorder took away from me. I became determined to reclaim that dream," she said.
Shannon shared some of her story while she toured Rogers prior to the performance.
Shannon was in Wisconsin as part of Marquette University and Rogers Memorial Hospital's observation of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. A nationally known blogger, and author of "Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back," Shannon uses the power of song to share the story of her recovery from her eating disorder.
Shannon founded MentorConnect, an online mentoring group helping people to break through the isolation of eating disorder by sharing the tools of recovery in supporting relationships. You can find out more about Shannon Cutts at MentorConnect.com, and on her website, Key-to-life.com.
Find out more about eating disorders treatment at Rogers Memorial Hospital by completing an online request for a screening.