(Ep. 16) Treat Your Passion Like a Relationship with Margaret Kramer
September 6, 2016
Margaret Kramer is the co-founder and vice chair of South Carolina Coalition for Overcoming Eating Disorders (SC-COED). As a passionate advocate of mental health awareness, she spends time outside of her nonprofit speaking to groups ranging from Ashley Hall in Charleston to Katie Couric and The Jed Foundation. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing in 2015, and she will be heading to graduate school this fall to study Global Health at the London School of Economics.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- How Margaret developed her passion for mental health awareness while in college
- Why she felt the need to become involved as a speaker and advocate for mental health
- The next adventure: Graduate School at the London School of Economics to study global health
- The dream: to influence mental health policy at the national and international level
- What it really means to be “passionate” about a cause
- Shame, stigma, miscommunication, and misunderstanding
- Her recent defining moment around a problem with her visa
- Intuition, decisions, and risk-taking
- Taking the LEAP to follow dreams!
- The biggest challenge? “Turning what I love about mental health advocacy into a career."
- Margaret’s advice? “Make sure you don’t wait until things are perfect to move forward.”
- Learning and growing
- Margaret’s ideal day: it begins with exercise and breakfast
- “Connect with those around you who love and support you.”