“A truly engaging and meaningful presentation which captures the essence of what battling an eating disorder is really like. Niki is a talented singer/performer who is able to weave this story into the words of her songs. Students both understand and empathize with her character and walk away feeling positive and empowered to face such challenges.”
—Julie Ardell, Toronto District School Board, Vice Principal, Secondary
Runnymede Collegiate Institute
“Loving & Leaving ED.”
A musical honouring the transformation towards positive self talk, healthy body image and mental wellness.
Who is “ED.”?
In this particular story ED stands for Eating Disorder. That is where it began for Niki. However, Niki has designed this show in a way that “ED” can represent so many issues. Self talk that needs encouragement, relationships that need healing, bullying, etc. Almost anyone who is looking to move towards a positive relationship with themselves and others can truly benefit from this show.
Dear Principals, Teachers, Coordinators and School Boards…
As you are probably aware, it is estimated that one out of every four Canadian teenagers has an eating disorder.
That means in a typical-sized high school, close to 300 students struggle with a dangerous mental health issue that they might not have the tools to battle alone….