UW-Madison’s Kyira Hauer is featured in the January issue of Brava magazine as one of its “2017 Women to Watch.”
Hauer is pursuing her master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Brava magazine explains how Hauer’s childhood was plagued with “dysfunction and instability due to her mother’s undiagnosed mental illness and drug addiction,” and how Hauer “learned at a young age she had much to achieve to overcome her roots and build a better life.”
Brava reports: “An exceptional student, Hauer’s academic success and determination had her on the rigorous path to medical school. But the obsessive need to perform and look her best metamorphosed into the most deadly mental illness in America today — Anorexia Nervosa. She reflects, ‘I think my biggest accomplishment has been finding recovery from my eating disorder and alongside that, finding myself. I have spent years working toward and on my recovery and have found space to get to know the me that was underneath that insidious disease.’ ”
The article continues: “Initial steps in Hauer’s journey to self-awareness were rekindling her artistic nature; starting her business Kinda Kreative; and changing degree tracks so that she will graduate with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from UW-Madison this May.”
But to learn much more about Hauer, her business and anti-body shaming campaign, check out the entire Brava magazine write-up on this web page.
And to learn about all of this year’s Women to Watch, visit the Brava magazine website.