Lieba Brownstein received a Project HEAL treatment grant in 2015. Follow her recovery journey in a monthy vlog series where she shares updates on what life is like after eating disorder recovery.
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THERE WAS A HAPPY ENDING AFTER ALL AND THEY PASSED ME IN THE CLASS BECAUSE I USED MY VOICE AND ADVOCATED FOR MY NEEDS. Using your voice and choosing recovery even when life gives you those super sour lemons is the hardest thing in the world, but in the end it will help you grow the most. Eventually all those sour lemons become much more sweet because you have let them take there time and grow. Thank G-d I feel blessed to always be growing. I am rooting for you and remember that full recovery is possible. I have sat where you have sat and I thought I would be stuck forever, but today I choose to have a different reality. And don’t forget lemons take a long time to grow. I am Lieba “Boss” Brownstein. I am 100% in love with life thanks to the amazing blessing of Project HEAL and I beLIEBA in you! Yes you!
About Lieba Brownstein:
I am currently in social work school at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and am 100% in love with life. I have big dreams of changing the world one day and opening up the first Jewish eating disorder treatment center in America, which I plan to name EMET (which means Truth in Hebrew). The acronym stands for Everyone Matters Eating Treatment.
I live in Washington Heights with some fun people and I chill really hard. I am Lieba. I play softball. I go to improv shows. Project Heal saved my life. I eat burgers and fries. I drink beer and I am an incredible sister to Ilan, Natan, and Jessie. I have struggled with an eating disorder. I am recovered. I am not defective. I can burp the ABCs. I was addicted to diet coke, and like I said before, I am loving life thanks to Project HEAL.