Using Jewelry To Inspire Recovery

Sarah Munsey, Founder of Wired For Freedom
Sarah Munsey, Wired For Freedom

Eating disorders are considered
a self-harming behavior. Whether a person is under eating, overeating or
purging these acts are life threatening. Many of the Victorian – Eating Disorder
Treatment clients also physically cut, burn, pick at their flesh. Sarah Munsey
is one young woman who has struggled with self-harm. Today, she is “using Her hands
to create instead of destroy” through a jewelry line she has started, Wired For
Freedom.

Munsey says,“ Wired
for Freedom allows me to use my hands to create instead of destroy. No one
wants to be trapped behind their struggle, but many are. I stand here today and
tell you that we ALL are wired for freedom, and I hope you too find yours.”

Using her hands is a
huge part of Munsey’s own recovery. She talks about the difficulty in creating
jewelry, “I start sketching on paper (which usually looks horrible, I can’t
draw for anything).  I draw different options and once I’m satisfied with
the design on paper, I bring it to life using practice wire. This is where
trial and error takes place, and also where God taught me a HUGE lesson in
recovery. Being a perfectionist, messing up used to cripple me. But God showed
me how to turn mess ups into a new collection, Beautiful Mess. Just like in
life, our mistakes can turn into something beautiful later.”

Munsey sells her
jewelry on Etsy.com and also allows others to host house parties and sell her
jewelry there. A portion of the proceeds from the house parties goes to
charity. Munsey is very proud to be spreading her recovery story through a
creative medium she loves and hopes others will be inspired to do the same. You
can check out the Wired For Freedom jewelry line HERE:

Wired For Freedom
Wired For Freedom
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