The younger of two daughters, June Alexander grew up with a seemingly idyllic childhood on a dairy farm in south-east Australia. She is her dad's shadow, helping him on the farm and exploring the outdoors. Eleven is a memorable age for June, it is the year she developed an obsession with food and her weight.
A lifetime of self-doubt and deception evolved as June lived with first anorexia nervosa, then bulimia nervosa – illnesses which were undiagnosed for 21 years. As she develops a successful career in journalism she desperately clings to the eating disorder as her only identity.