Don't Call Me Kit Kat

A powerful interview with DON’T CALL ME KIT KAT author K. J. Farnham on Eating Disorders & Body Image

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I was recently interviewed by Liza Wiemer of WhoRuBlog. She sure did ask some excellent questions. Here’s a snippet:

  1. Society focuses on body image. What do you want young teens to know about their bodies? Is your advice different for boys?

First of all, according to the National Institutes of Health, the human body is made up of more than 100 trillion cells. Here’s what that looks like in numeric form: 100,000,000,000,000. Do you know how unique that makes you? With that many cells, it’s absurd for society to push an “ideal” body image on anyone. The extent to which each individual person is unique is absolutely mind-boggling. 100 TRILLION cells! Embrace your uniqueness and take care of yourself by making healthy choices because your body is a miracle. 🙂

Secondly, have you ever heard this quote by Maya Angelou?

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

In my experience, people will also forget what your body looked like and what you were wearing. Honestly, the way you look right now won’t matter 20, 10, five or even two years from now. But the way you behave today—the way you treat people—will matter for the rest of your life. So love the miracle that is your body, but remember that it’s just a vessel. It truly is what’s on the inside that counts.

My advice is no different for boys.

Read the rest of the interview here:

A powerful interview with DON’T CALL ME KIT KAT author K. J. Farnham on Eating Disorders & Body Image.

Don't Call Me Kit Kat

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Thoughts from readers:

“I like to read books that I can take something away from when I’m done. Don’t Call me Kit Kat is more than a story about a girl working through her problems. It is more than plot and structure. This book delves deep into what it means to have an eating disorder.” – Rachel Barnard, Author

“Readers learn eating disorders don’t just happen overnight and don’t have economic boundaries…This gripping story delivers believable characters dealing with real issues.” – John Kurtze, Goodreads Reviewer

This book took me right back to junior high. All of the insecurities and fear that young girls have; it all felt so real.” – Alicalynn, Goodreads Reviewer

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