Kelsea McCready is in her fourth year of Honours BSc student in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University where she is completing a thesis on the impact of dance therapy on mood-related symptoms in Parkinson's disease. In addition to her own lived experience with an eating disorder, she has been involved in mental health research, presented her own original TEDx talk, held multiple peer mentor positions, and grew up involved in community theatre. Kelsea is also interested in acknowledging the ways in which eating disorders and body image intersect with LGBTQ+ and feminist issues, a perspective that she hopes to bring more of to Body Brave. She initially wanted to become involved Body Brave after discovering the lack of accessible resources for adults with eating disorders in the Hamilton area. Kelsea is thrilled to be part of an organization that is actively working to fill gaps in the system.
(Trigger warning: includes discussion about eating disorders and about eating disorder behaviors and specifics. Please watch with caution.)