“On Saturday, Shawn Johnson East shared a vulnerable video to her YouTube channel detailing her experience with disordered eating and body image issues.
“Shawn, who competed as a gymnast and won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said that, although there were a lot of incredible things that came with her sport, there was immense pressure surrounding her figure—and as a teenager, no less…
“The gymnast revealed that she struggled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety after competing. “Because I didn’t have the Olympics to work for, I quickly realized I had a self-confidence and self-image issue,” she said, adding that a restricted diet resulted in her not menstruating.”
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