Jackie DiVito, 23 years old, of Hull, MA, is passionate about all things related to musical theatre and coffee! Luckily for her, she’s able to work at her family’s Coffee House during the day, and take the stage at night in local musical theatre productions, Cabarets, and open mic nights. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her puppy, Kevin, more than anything else in the world! From the time Jackie was 8 years old, until she was almost 21, she struggled with anorexia, anxiety, and depression. However, around the time of her 21st Birthday, her life started to change. After years of treatment and therapy, and after months spent on an eating disorder unit at a hospital, she finally started on the long, yet rewarding road to recovery. Over the last couple of years, she has not only spoken about her recovery at treatment centers, non-profits, and colleges, but she even founded a social media campaign called “Scales Are Only for Fish” (which just-so-happens to be the name of her original song)! Jackie is so excited to perform at This is My Brave Boston, because it combines 2 of her passions; music, and advocating for those who have temporarily lost their voice, due to mental illness. Through this performance she hopes that the audience will take away the fact that every single person who is currently struggling with a mental illness, can and WILL make it through to the bright side of the tunnel and regain their ability to use THEIR voice. To stay mentally healthy, Jackie likes to take part in activities that make her happy; she takes walks on the beach, films and edits videos, sings everywhere she goes, and smiles at everyone she meets! Jackie asks that you leave this show acknowledging the fact that you are enough, you are beautiful and wonderful exactly the way you are, there is absolutely no shame in asking for help, and that we should all leave the “scales” to the fish!”
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