With first-hand, lived experience of conquering eating disorders, anxiety and depression, a suicide survivor, Zoe believes ‘life is more than self-hatred and celery sticks’.
A strong advocate of ‘Set Point Theory’, Zoe inspires us with empathy, to rebel against social norms, ‘ditch the diet’ and embrace the notion of body acceptance.
Heartfelt and candid, Zoe Burnett is a playful, warmhearted and compassionate speaker, a creative graduate with broad experience of teaching across a wide demographic, including children and adults.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
During her own Atypical Anorexia recovery journey, Zoe began to develop a series of exercises to help keep her on track. Now, she wants to share them with the world.
Working with project enabling social enterprise, Creative Rebel CIC, the deck has been developed and refined to 50 unique cards featuring techniques, activities, distractions and skills to help the recovery process. It's the size of a traditional pack of cards so that it fits in your pocket, handbag or backpack and accessed when you really need them.
The deck is currently at the prototype testing stage with support from First Steps ED & the International Society of Psychotherapy & Counselling. The next stage will be to seek crowdfunding to cover the development costs with a view to making the cards available for sale by the end of 2023.
A COLAB FOR A BETTER WORLD
INSIDE MY ED
LIVING WITH ATYPICAL ANOREXIA
How do you recognise an eating disorder when your BMI says you're "healthy"? In this true story, you'll read Zoe's battle to get treatment and recognition for Atypical Anorexia. Her true and harrowing story. It's a hard look at the truth and horror of living with an eating disorder when to the outside you're "too fat to be anorexic".
Landing in the number 4 spot of Amazon's Best Sellers in Eating Disorder Biographies upon launch, and climbing to number 1, Inside My ED has received continuous praise and positive feedback.
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With over ten years’ experience as an educator Zoe is an adept and confident facilitator able to approach difficult subjects in a way that makes them accessible for those from early years to adulthood. While tackling difficult subjects Zoe’s workshops are uplifting, freeing and fun; they encourage audience participation and cultivate frank, vibrant discussion.
Zoe specialises in sharing her lived experience of atypical anorexia and offers tailor made workshops and talks on the subject and other factors associated with the condition. She is unafraid to share her experience of suicidality, mental health, sexual orientation, pregnancy and her journey towards body positivity.
Zoe’s talks and workshops have a focus how to develop the body confidence to live life away from diet culture and numbers. She helps people develop understanding and build robust coping strategies by discussing the science behind why diets do not work and creating ways to learn how to embrace your body for all it can do.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Zoe is an inspirational speaker and has a passionate story to tell. She is thought-provoking and challenging, and her own personal story will inspire you to think big and think well about yourself regardless of the challenges life throws at you.
She has inspired many people including future nurses at the University of Lincoln; she has challenged them to think differently about how they approach people and situations and how just a small bit of knowledge and understanding can have an exponential effect on someone for a lifetime.
— Sean Morton RN MA, Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Social Science, University of Lincoln