I am Maris Degener, and today a documentary about my recovery from an eating disorder was released on Netflix. AMA!
Hello! My name is Maris, and a documentary about my recovery from anorexia nervosa using yoga and other means was released on Netflix today (still doesn’t feel real). I’m proud that my story is being used to spread awareness about the importance mental health, and to provide hope for those struggling with eating disorders or other forms of mental illness.
We’re particularly excited about this film because we believe it’s different from so many other eating disorder films out there. We focused on making it minimally triggering (no pictures of me at my lowest weight, for example) and entirely focused on what’s possible in life through recovery.
In honor of our Netflix release, I’m here to answer any questions you may have! :)
I post a lot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogamaris/
Edit: thank you everyone for asking such thoughtful and interesting questions! I’ve had a great time, and I tried to answer as many as I could! Gonna take a break for now but I’ll try to pop in and answer some more later. Thanks again!!