What the heck is a barefoot banana?
A barefoot banana is not, in fact, a banana without shoes. For that, a banana would have to have legs. Fortunately, all of my bananas have been legless.
Instead, The Barefoot Banana is another name for me, Abby! I’m a college student attempting to figure out this insane life journey thing while recovering from an eating disorder, loving to run, and needing to cook. I’m fairly naive, strongly optimistic about any prospect, and (my friends will claim that I’m) pretty damn funny. I love to read – personal favorite genres include graphic novels, dystopian era adventures, and twentieth century classics.
I started this blog under another name in 2014, but I decided recently that it needed to be revamped to reflect the content, and the self, that I truly wanted to show everyone. A huge part of this blog is eating disorder recovery, so to read about my experience with anorexia and binge eating disorder, please see …
What I’m all about
When it comes down to it, I’m here for a couple reasons…
- To openly discuss what it’s like to have an eating disorder and ignite conversation that promotes healing
- Post various types of easy, bomb dot com recipes that are both good-for-you and not-so-good-for-you
- Discuss what it’s like to be an athlete and running enthusiast in a body image oriented culture
While the content of this blog may seem fairly diverse, the connecting theme should truly be balance. I post healthy, vibrant food recipes, and recipes that are straight-up good for the soul. It’s possible to live a life of green smoothies and ice cream! I promise.
Why I’m posting
At the end of the day, I just want to reach other people, inspire positive change, challenge misconceptions, and eat ridiculously amazing food. I hope to show people, young and old, that purposeful and meaningful living is a challenge, but the rewards are infinite. I want to reach out to people who are having a bad day, or a bad month and remind them that there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and that I’ll be waiting there with a fresh chocolate chip cookie and a hug.