Dr. Nicole Schott is leading a pioneering research project in Newfoundland and Labrador, titled "Eating Disorder Treatment, Recovery and Survival: Sharing, Gathering, and Co-creating Research-informed Mad Art," with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Her work combines performance art with academic research to engage the local eating disorder community, particularly addressing the surge in treatment admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Schott's research builds on her earlier work using performance ethnography to amplify marginalized voices within the eating disorder community and transform them into a research-informed poem. She plans to stage theatrical performances of the poem for stakeholders, followed by focus groups and interviews, ultimately converting the post-performance research into academic publications and resources for the community. This innovative approach bridges academia and the community, fostering social change, and is supported with additional funding by the School of Social Work and Memorial University.