Vanessa Schön grew up in San Diego, California. She received her B.S. in Psychology with minors in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience. She is an eating disorder survivor and the author of “Walk With Me: A Journey to Full Freedom from an Eating Disorder” (2013), “Walk With Me: Revised Edition” (2015), and “The Purple Pony” (2016). Vanessa currently works in California as a Mental Health Worker and advocates education, awareness, full recovery and empowerment in the field of eating disorders and mental health. She continues to write and enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends and leading an active lifestyle.