When I finally broke free from my disordered eating, I gained the life that I didn’t realize I’d been missing. As recently as a few years ago, my life was consumed by negative thoughts about myself and my body. I was constantly on a mission to lose. I thought if I lost weight, I’d be … Continue reading What I’ve Gained
Submissions from the Lane 9 Project community, in response to our January writing prompt “I Weigh”. I am inherently valuable because I exist. And it has absolutely nothing to do with what I weigh. By Laila Drury Technically speaking, I weigh an arbitrary amount measured in pounds or kilograms, or “good” or “bad.” I … Continue reading Community Essays: I Weigh
What I weigh is so much more than a number, it is all the beautiful people, things, and challenges that make me a whole and worthy person.
Submissions from the Lane 9 Project community, in response to our December writing prompt "My Self Care Resolution". By Calesse Smith This year has been a year of saying Yes to some things, and No to others. Sometimes, it seems easier to say yes to everyone and everything because to say no would be letting … Continue reading Community Essays: My Self Care Resolution
Our December writing prompt is “My self-care resolution…” Around this time last year, I shared some of my thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions and the ways in which I believe we can make them work for us and add positive value to our lives. Although so much messaging around resolutions is focused on weight-loss and … Continue reading My Self-Care Resolution