Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, former television host and wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has spoken about her struggle with bulimia to mark the country’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
Speaking to a crowd on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Grégoire Trudeau said her experience battling an eating disorder in her youth was peppered by questions of “Why me?”
“I remember feeling ashamed, thinking, “Why am I suffering from this?” On the surface I had it all,” she told the crowd.
“I kept reading about what it was to be a bulimic and saying, ‘This is the last time I’m doing this to myself.’ I started to tremble because of too much binging and purging and thinking, ‘What is this.'”
Grégoire Trudeau has always been a passionate advocate for mental health and eating disorders, using her platform to ensure they are given the time in public discourse they deserve.