Hello gorgeous! I want you to feel good about yourself.
Are you unsatisfied creatively? Do you feel unattractive, unsexy? Allround uncomfortable in your own skin?
Do you have an all-or-nothing attitude?
Do you end your weekends feeling guilty? Are Mondays for fresh starts? Do you curse yourself for your lack of willpower?
Do you often feel agitated or overwhelmed, without being able to say why?
Do you think you'd be happy if only... [enter goal that requires you to eat less chocolate, drink less wine and spend less time in bed]?
Yes? I feel you babe.
Hi, I'm Maya
I am an eating disorder survivor, recovering perfectionist, and a mentor for women struggling with food and/or body image issues. When I turned my back on my disordered eating habits, I vowed to myself to chase after anything that makes me feel calm, radiant, and gloriously female.
I want to help you feel the same; I know that you can shine so bright.
Sometimes an insight comes to you naturally, enabling you to flip a switch and make a change overnight. Other times you may have to hit rock bottom before you realise you need change. If you are there now: I feel you, it's okay. It wasn't until I hit my ultimate low point that I realised I was strong. If I hadn't been so desperate and scared and alone I might have never learnt.
I advocate for fierce self-reflection and responsibility taking. I think that knowing who you are and actively structuring your life around this is key to being able to lean into your happiness. This is an ongoing journey, as who you are changes every single day. I tend to gravitate towards journaling, reading & yoga to check in with myself -aimlessly wandering around town rolls in as a close fourth. But really anything that inspires you to turn inwards and feel into your soul a little can create magic.
I am a writer first, and always will be. My deepest desire is to write stories that make you feel understood, connected. Because I truly believe that in the end we are the same, you & I (and everyone else). By sharing heartfelt experiences, I hope to speak to other ladies that struggle with self-image, food and girl/womanhood.
Rally around. You’re not alone.