Walking a Thin Line – Diary of a Girl on the Road to Self-Confidence
About the book
Walking a Thin Line – Diary of a Girl on the Road to Self-Confidence follows the transformational journey of 15-year-old country girl, Kate. Her raw and honest personal account of the soul-stripping impacts of bullying, anorexia and depression is balanced by the uplifting, empowering and positive insights brought forth by her worldly, confident and healthy older self. Almost 15 years later, in recounts of her staunchly supportive family and friends, the benefits of hindsight underline the universal messages of Kate’s story.
- Chapter 1: Judgment
- Chapter 2: Self-Criticism
- Chapter 3: Doubt
- Chapter 4: The Moment
- Chapter 5: Courage
- Chapter 5: Support
- Chapter 6: Belief
- Chapter 7: Change
- Chapter 8: Journey
About the author
Kate Wright is a digital communications professional, health coach, blogger, and former journalist. She is also a former anorexic, was bullied at school, and battled depression. She studied journalism, marketing and public relations at Griffith University (2005-2007), pursued her passion and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York (2013), and trained in public speaking and ‘the personal story’ with Bo Eason and Jean-Louis Rodrigue in San Diego (2014).
Kate is the creator of inpsiredmood.com.au – a blog to encourage food for thought and to demonstrate that what makes you happy keeps you healthy. A glass-half-full kind of person, Kate seeks the best in everyone and hopes to help them realise their inner passion, purpose and potential, despite – or in spite of – whatever barriers they may face.
She was a guest speaker at the 2013 NSW Youth Council Conference, co-conducts health and mindset workshops throughout regional New South Wales, and intends to tour primary and secondary schools throughout Australia to speak about bullying, eating disorders and self-image.
Who the book is written for
Walking a Thin Line – Diary of a Girl on the Road to Self-Confidence is Kate’s story but bears so many similarities to the road on which many others tread.
If you have ever been told you can’t do it, ever been told you’re not good enough, ever been bullied, ever battled an eating disorder or struggled with self-image, ever felt insignificant, or ever lost hope in your dreams, then Walking a Thin Line is for you. And if you used to believe in yourself, before all the black clouds of doubt and negativity descended, then Walking a Thin Line is especially for you.
Kate’s walked this road and knows it well. She remembers all the short cuts, the sinking quicksand, the unexpected roadblocks and the unmapped detours.
Collectively, Kate’s personal experience and insights, journalism background, and training in integrative health coaching help frame an at-times harrowing story in a comforting and purposeful manner that engages and empowers.
In 2013, child and adolescent psychologist and media personality Dr Michael Car-Gregg told Kate she needed to write Walking a Thin Line. He said she needed to share her unique story for the sake of thousands of people who struggle with self-image, eating disorders, and mental health issues – and for the benefit of their families, friends and medical practitioners, all of whom still struggle to understand these conditions.
Walking a Thin Line is written for:
- the quarter of young Australians who say they are unhappy with their lives
- the 1 in 16 young Australians currently experiencing depression
- the 1 in 4 young Australians who currently has a mental health condition
- the 9 in 100 Australians who are estimated to be affected by eating disorders
- the 7 in 10 adolescent girls who are dissatisfied with their bodies
- the families, friends and healthcare practitioners of all of the above people.
(Statistics from Beyond Blue.)