McCall Manning Dempsey

Patient Leader

McCall Dempsey, founder of Southern Smash, is an eating disorder survivor and passionate recovery advocate. After a 15-year battle, McCall sought treatment in 2010. Since then she has made eating disorder awareness & prevention her life’s work and passion. In 2012, McCall founded Southern Smash as a way to pay it forward. Southern Smash is a non-profit aimed at raising ED awareness & promoting positive body image through its signature scale smashing event. McCall also writes the popular blog, Loving Imperfection. Her writing has been featured in various national print and online publications, including Women's Health and USA Today. She has also appeared on HuffPostLive several times.


Best in Show: Blog Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Instagram

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Blog
McCall Manning Dempsey

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