Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Writer, mother, speaker, Eating Disorder Activist

Stephanie Covington Armstrong, a Brooklyn native, is an author, playwright, screenwriter, ghostwriter and speaker. She began her writing career as a playwright, with her first play, Three Stories Down, produced by the Henry Street Settlement, New Federal Theater in New York. She went on to produce her subsequent plays at theaters in both New York and Los Angeles including the renowned MET theater. She has been published numerous articles to name a few; Essence, Mademoiselle, Venice, NPR, The New York Times, ABC News and The Huffington Post. Her story has been featured on ABC News, NBC News,,, Boston Globe, Washington Post, AOL Black Voices, MS magazine, Psychology Today, and The Root among others. Stephanie’s groundbreaking memoir, Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, a Story of Bulimia is the first book by an African-American that addresses the link between eating disorders and sexual abuse. She contributed to the anthology, The Black Body, and the books, Restoring our Bodies: Reclaiming our Lives, and Almost Anorexic. Since the publication of her memoir she has been a sought after speaker who has shared her personal experience at conferences, organizations, colleges, and universities including, UCLA, UNC, Vassar, UT Austin, Bradley University, California State San Marcos and WET Risktakers. She served as a spokesperson for NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) joining a committee formed to create a more inclusive demographic representative of those who suffer from ED’s. She is on the steering committee for World Eating Disorders Day, which launched June, 2, 2016.