A Lifetime of Hunger with Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Stephanie Covington Armstrong

This June 2, 2016 is the initiation of World Eating Disorders Action Day, a collaboration of 200 organizations and 1000s of activists in over 40 countries dedicated to promoting worldwide knowledge of eating disorders and the need for comprehensive treatment. In honor of this important mission, Stephanie Covington Armstrong, author of the memoir Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat shares her story of recovery as an African American woman who does not fit the stereotype of a person with an eating disorder.
Through Stephanie’s story and countless more shared on The Recovery Warrior Show it is clear that eating disorders are a universal struggle and do not discriminate based on age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, body type race or ethnicity. There are so many common threads, like perfectionism, anxiety, depression and self-worth, that unite us all. Tune in to this weeks show to be inspired by Stephanie’s courage to face her feelings and dedication to creating a healthy and loving relationship with herself and others.

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What You’ll Learn from Stephanie Covington Armstrong

  • Why the archetype of the strong black female can be counterproductive to recovery
  • What to do with the feelings once you stop the behaviors
  • Why intimacy is scary
  • How to have a healthy and loving relationship with yourself and others
  • What are the nine truths around eating disorders

 Favorite Quote

Feel the feeling and do it anyway.

Favorite Recovery Resource

Advice to Former Self

You are so worthy and lovable. I’d really really want her to know, that anything that’s happened, anything that she didn’t have in terms of a family structure and support…I would just tell her it’s going to get better. It’s just going to get better.


I had an intense moment of “what’s coming next, I need a job” because I am between freelance projects. I called a friend sobbing and was really relieved that I had a place to be fragile that feels safe and that I was willing to be vulnerable.

Definition of Recovery according to Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Being able to be present.

For Your Journey

Connect with Stephanie

  •   Email: notallblackgirlsknowhowtoeat@gmail.com

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