California, Coming Home

I was born in San Francisco but haven't been "home" for 22 years. Too busy going around the world, too poor, too busy parenting. But I got an invitation I couldn't resist: the opportunity to hold forth on activism in a keynote presentation at a fundraising conference. So, tickets bought, relatives called, I'll fly into the city of my first five years and give a speech only 20 minutes from my kindergarten and the former kangaroo farm at my bus stop!

See you there?

EDRS, Inc. 7th Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Fundraising Conference
Save the Date!  February 7-9, 2013
Petaluma, CA: February 7-9  EDRS, Inc. 7th Annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week Conference.

Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. is a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to promoting community awareness of eating disorders, professional education and collaboration, and providing treatment scholarships to California residents in need of financial assistance for treatment. Each year EDRS, Inc. holds a fundraising conference to help accomplish these goals and 100% of the registration fees go directly to the Treatment Scholarship Fund.
The EDRS, Inc. Board is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Fundraising Conference will be taking place at the Petaluma Sheraton on February 7th, 8th, and 9th in 2013.

In 2013, the keynote speakers include Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, MS, the Executive Director of F.E.A.S.T. and Walter Kaye, MD the Director of UCSD's Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program. For a sneak peak at additional presenters, please visit our homepage - registration is soon to follow!

For more information, to register, or make an online donation, visit For any other inquires, call Bridget Whitlow, LMFT, EDRS, Inc. President at 415-827-0283.


  1. So glad you'll be speaking in my neck of the woods =]
    I'm SF Bay area local too and it's exciting to have a conference/resource group up here. Cheers.


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