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Dispel judgement, debunk the myths and correct the misconceptions you hold about eating disorders.

Amanda vs "Ana" Part 2
The environment I grew up in was not ideal by any means, however, I will give my mother credit where credit is due—she did the best she could with what we had. Without going into too much personal det...
noah margaret a year ago
Scarlet, Not Red
When I was younger, I thought that the greatest thing in the world was a 1989 Mini Cooper. Specifically my aunt’s 1989 Mini Cooper. She loved it more than anything in the world. The inside smelled of ...
Meg Crawshawa year ago
There’s a Demon on My Back
Something inside me was blunt: my eating disorder had separated me from the real world and I was living inside its perpetual bubble. My world was the echo after the firework: there, but only sort of. ...
stupid weeniea year ago
My Eating Disorder and Me
Experts say girls as young as 5 and 6 develop eating disorders. They worry about their figure, they pick out clothing they think looks “slimming,” they even cut down on foods they think are “fattening...
Vanessa gillisa year ago
Purging in the Dark
I remember it as though it was yesterday, it's so clear in my mind. I'm laying on the floor in my bedroom crying uncontrollably because I ate too much for dinner and feel bloated. I'm upset because my...
How It All Went Down (My Story)
It all started with an app. A stupid fitness app. I expressed an interest to my mother that I wanted to lose some weight, it was a harmless statement that turned in to a terrible disorder. I was sitti...
Eat Shita year ago
The Eating Game
Dear Anna, When you’re lying on a doctor's examining table after waiting three hours in Accident and Emergency, his gloved finger up your asshole, feeling around for any "obstructions" because you’ve ...
Alfred Taerza year ago
Surprising Eating Habits That Cause Depression and Mood Disorders
Despite what you may think, while ignoring that feeling of absolute joy received when satisfying the sound of your rumbling belly, food cravings and the level to which you spoil them can have direct r...
Food and Borderlines
Food is a massive issue for me, as it is with a lot of Borderlines. Over half of Borderlines meet the criteria for an eating disorder, and even those that don't may still have a tumultuous relationshi...
Phebe-lee Wanta year ago
A Guide on Escaping the Devil's Grip
I have suffered from anorexia for three years, but it has only been apparent to my family members for the past 12 months. Right now, I am in a rather positive mindset. Okay, so I'm not completely sati...
Carin Prescotta year ago
My Friend E.D.
When I was a child, my step-sister was so severely anorexic she had destroyed some of her organs and lost the ability to have her own children. She and her husband had adopted a Korean boy, but shortl...
Manda Krashnaka year ago
When an Eating Disorder Comes to Life
When I was around ten-years-old, I vaguely remember refraining from eating often and purging after I did eat. I grew up in a controlling environment where I could not properly manage to come to terms ...
Mia Pereza year ago
Megan's Secret!
Chapter 1 "I'm not going to watch my daughter kill herself! You are going to that center whether you like it or not!" "Mom, you're overreacting. I'm fine!" "Being 5'2" and 75 pounds is not fine! I'm n...
Kat Rhotona year ago
A Budding Flower
My eyes glazed over, tears began to form in the corner of my eyes, but I hardly noticed. Someone babbled in the background. I stood up, fumbling my hands and tangling my legs. I tripped, dodged the de...
Amanda vs. “Ana” Part 1
If you are familiar with the nickname, (for lack of a better term) Ana, I want to first and foremost apologize to you because that means you are for some reason familiar with Anorexia, just like me, A...
Nancie Holmesa year ago
"Miracle" Weight Loss Pitfalls for a Bulimic
An eating disorder is defined as developing an obsessive and unhealthy relationship with food—which often leads to an obsession about weight. Although bulimia is primarily to do with binge eating and ...
V. Renaea year ago
Turning Points II.
A boy who teased me in elementary school was accepted to the same magnet middle school I was in sixth grade. The middle schools in my district were horrific, and parents fought tooth and nail to get t...
V. Renaea year ago
Turning Points
On my journey to self-confidence, which is still equivalent to walking a tight-rope that sometimes catches on fire, there were moments I refer to as “turning points.” They are points in time that are ...