"We sit together with one of Australia's FIBA 3x3 stars Maddie Garrick in a real personal interview, where she told us her very own story. Beginning with eating disorders at the age of 15 comes with physical and mental problems. Now she wants talk about it this intimate issue and is leading the charge to help others who are going or have gone through the same thing as her. Furthermore, she explains how basketball and 3x3 define her personal way. Her message forward is simple: Getting help requires strength!"
In a conversation with Dusty Allen himself, a great friend of mine, we chatted all things life and mental health as well and the importance of putting just as much focus on mental health, like you would with physical and emotional health. We also covered other topics like how I had basketball dance off with Redfoo in iso, my path to represent Australia in an inaugural sport at the Olympics and growing up as a kid who struggled with confidence. I also share my experience with an eating disorder I endured as a teen and the steps taken to overcome it.
Stronger than an eating disorder.
"An Opal and a star of the WNBL, Maddie Garrick is a picture of strength. But when she was 15 – and in the grip of anorexia – it was a different story".
I chatted to Girlfriend magazine about my battle with an eating disorder back in 2017.