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Note from the Editor: Libero Started with a Story


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Welcome to our new website and a new chapter for Libero! The last two weeks we were on hiatus as many of you know, and during that time we launched a new logo (yay!) and celebrated our 4-year anniversary.

In light of our anniversary celebration, I wanted to go “back to basics” this month with our theme, to reconnect with the core of Libero and the vision I had for it back in April 2010: sharing stories.lauren bersaglio

See, it all started with me sharing my story, and I found the more I shared, the more others wanted to share too. That’s when I got the idea to open up my personal blog to guest writers and, eventually, create the website you see here today.

The purpose of our Community Blog is to give others the opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to celebrate these amazing victories as we connect through similar experiences.

That’s one thing I’ve learnt – our stories connect us, bringing us together as a community and allowing us to see a purpose behind our struggles.

This month the team will be sharing their stories, and for those who have already shared, they will be sharing about their experience of sharing their stories (a “share-ception” as my friend put it *wink*).

If you haven’t yet shared your story or taken part in our “Free from” photo project, I hope this month you will consider it.

Sharing your story is a powerful experience – it isn’t always easily done, but I promise you there is a unique sense of empowerment and freedom when you do. And taking part in the photo project is just fun and celebratory in its own right! I can’t begin to tell you how many people bring up our “Free from” photo project to me and say how encouraged and inspired they are by the photos. It’s truly a unique experience!

I thought this month for my Editor’s Note I would go back to the beginning, and once again share my story – the story that started it all. And I hope this month you will join me, too! Read my story here

Share your story!

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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