Ziba is a writer and researcher from London, with a background in philosophy and psychology. She's passionate about using her knowledge and creative skills to dismantle stereotypes and stigma surrounding mental illness. In 2017, she worked as a researcher in an eating disorders service, conducting a study on the effectiveness of body image interventions in schools. Her work often centers on the power of storytelling in different areas of our lives, and the role of spirituality in mental health recovery. You can find more of her work at Ziba Writes
, where she writes about mental health, wellness, culture, and healing around the world. She sometimes moonlights as a travelling singer
. Also, find Ziba on Twitter
by Ziba Redif
This mental health recovery story focuses on Ziba’s journey through an eating disorder, that often felt invisible. Ziba felt unseen in her disordered habits around eating and misunderstood when she first shared that she made herself sick to doctors. As she learned more about her disease and found help herself, Ziba worked to dismantle stereotypes and bust stigma. Through therapy and group work Ziba was able to understand her disorder and reconnect to herself. Read more!