Speaker. Advocate. Friend
Amy Kathleen Lee (formerly Amy Waddle) is a former pre-professional classical ballet dancer, eating disorder and suicide survivor. Her lifelong battle with bipolar two disorder and triumph over suicide inspired her advocacy work. She is an award-winning eating disorder recovery advocate, and motivational speaker, member of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo, and Q.P.R. for suicide prevention trainer. Amy founded the nonprofit organization, Dancing with ED, Inc. in 2013 to inspire all members of the dance community to love and care for their bodies through eating disorder awareness, outreach and education. Her powerful testimony of triumph over suicide and living with a mental health condition has been heard by over 4,000 young people across the Central Coast of California. Amy speaks for middle and high schools, colleges, forums, and conferences.
Amy has been an active speaker in the dance and recovery communities since founding Dancing With Ed, Inc. in 2013. Since then Amy has added QPR training to her repertoire, in addition to her professional talks on mental health. Amy’s wide array of experience helps in giving impactful talks that can improve people's mentality, and restore meaning and hope in their lives.
Dancing With Ed.
Dancing with ed has been Amy’s passion project for many years now, focusing on helping other dancers heal and take care of their mental health. It was founded in 2013 as a non-profit organization and was developed for Amy to help others by sharing the skills she learned during her personal journey with mental health. The site offers a wide range of workshops for dancers to get in touch with their bodies, resources for eating disorder recovery, and talks to educate on the importance of taking care of oneself.
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