Cheryl Kerrigan (She, Her, Hers) LCSW, CFSW

Cheryl Kerrigan, LCSW is an eating disorder survivor and author of Telling Ed No! and Other Practical Tools to Conquer Your Eating Disorder and Find Freedom.


Held captive by her eating disorder (Ed) for more than two decades, Cheryl experienced an entire childhood, adolescence, and much of her adulthood from the perspective of a tortured prisoner—until she found the strength and support to break free.


Cheryl touches her audience through an honest and moving story of her struggle and recovery from a 22 year battle with Anorexia.  Through her story, Cheryl provides the audience with important information on the inner-workings of the mind of an eating disorder (Ed), shares vital aspects of recovery, provides successful, practical and detailed recovery tools and shows you, through real-life scenarios, what life in recovery looks like. 


Cheryl's inspiring story "Brings Recovery To Life."


Cheryl’s presentation and style is honest, engaging, compelling, humorous and very informative. Your audience will walk away with hope, insight and successful, practical tools they can utilize in their own recovery journey.





"Cheryl's words were very inspirational.  Her talk is not only a true testimony that recovery is possible, but provides individuals and loved ones with steps to take in building a strong foundation for recovery.  Cheryl shares useful tools to use and brings hope for living a life free of ED and in recovery!" 


Kourtney Klepfer, LCSW



"Cheryl brings her authentic voice to the most challenging of recovery processes. She is heart wrenchingly honest in speaking about her struggles and the specific skills necessary to overcome her eating disorder voice. Cheryl’s passion for recovery and validation of the potential for change that exists in all people ignites new hope."


Terri Halperin-Eaton


"Become inspired by someone who understands what it is like to have lived with an eating disorder and is now sharing her meaning of recovery - when recovery seemed impossible.  Cheryl is authentic, captivating, caring and understanding in her story. The burden of her eating disorder has lifted and her true spirit shines through as you listen to this story of this remarkable journey of one woman's recovery.  You will be inspired" 


Bob Bordonaro, LICSW



"Cheryl is an animated and engaging speaker who not only tells her story, but describes in a concrete way how one recovers from an eating disorder.   Students described her presentation as "amazing" and "a great speaker."  This is a great presentation for those who want to understand eating disorders or as inspiration for those recovering from them."


Wendy Huang

Coordinator of the Nutrition, Exercise, and Eating Disorder Peer Educators

College of the Holy Cross



 "Reaching students about sensitive topics, such as eating disorders and body image issues, is often an enormous challenge.  Cheryl's talk was a smashing success!  Cheryl shared her story of recovery from anorexia with generosity, humor, and remarkable insight.  She has an amazing rapport with people, which allowed our students to feel comfortable discussing and learning about her experience and these topics.  I look forward to working with Cheryl again in the future!"


Susan Trainer

Health Educator

Babson College