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Note from the Editor: Libero Turns 6!


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Six years ago today something pretty amazing happened. I was in bed, about to fall asleep, when an idea struck me. I jumped out of bed. My cousin/roommate woke up and mumbled, “What are you doing?” “I’m going to create a Facebook Page!” I replied. Not surprised in the least, she rolled over and fell back asleep (she knows me too well). 

So there I was, in my jammies, sitting on our hand-me-down college couch, plugging away at my laptop. I hit “Create Page” typed in “Libero” (meaning: free) and hit “Get Started.” And Libero was born!

I had no idea the journey I was about to embark on. My initial thoughts were to create a small community to share my recovery blog and talk about eating disorders and body image.

After the first few months, I realized I had stumbled upon something much bigger than I’d ever dreamed: messages were coming in from guys with depression and girls with anxiety disorders, and guys with eating disorders and girls with depression. They wanted to share their stories, they wanted to be part of the community.

Yes, this was so much bigger than me, than my story, and even than eating disorders and body image. This was about mental health. This was about everyone. Most importantly, this was about freedom.

Fast-forward 6 years and Libero may look a little different from our original “.webs.com” site, but our heartbeat is the same. Now with a community over 10,000 and dozens of stories shared, we continue to bring the message of hope, love, and freedom.

My initial goal with Libero was to let others know they aren’t alone, that they don’t need to feel ashamed, and that they don’t have to live in secrecy. Myself along with the Libero Team work hard each day to continue sharing this message.

I am so grateful for the bravery and passion I’ve seen amongst the Libero Team and community and every day I am both inspired and blessed by each and every one of you.

Here’s to another 6 years!

Founder + Editor at Libero

Lauren is the Founder and Editor of Libero. She started Libero in April 2010, when she shared her story about her struggles with an eating disorder and depression. Now Lauren uses her writing and videos to advocate mental health and body positivity. In her spare time, she enjoys makeup artistry, playing Nintendo, and taking selfies with her furbaby, Zoey.

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