Abby Norman is the founder and director of The Model of Health Project, a blog and non profit that hopes to shift cultural perspectives on weight and appearance to health and well being. She has studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York as well as Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Her main area of research is female psychological development and eating disorders. Prior to beginning her work with The Model of Health Project, Abby spent several years working as a professional actor and choreographer, as well as designing and directing theater camps for youth. In her spare time, she edits her manuscript, enjoys baking and is an novice photographer. She and her partner, Ian, live in Maine currently, but are in the process of relocating to Central Oregon where she plans to return to her university studies.