The insight Kirk has given with her articles, is great. This latest "article" is no exception.
For three years I had a secret and it ruled every aspect of my life. Unfortunately, my secret wasn’t very unique. Many in the skating world have and are struggling with this epidemic that controlled my mind and my body for so many years.
I had an eating disorder.
This is a sensitive and personal subject. The Golden Skate guidelines prohibit speculation about possible health challenges faced by individals in the skating world.
While comments on eating disorders in general are welcome, please do not contribute gossip or rumors about any person who has not made public acknowledgment of his or her health concerns. Even if you "know something," it is Golden Skate policy to respect the privacy of skaters and coaches.