I never sought help for my eating disorder. I never thought I was never thin enough. Growing up, I was surrounded by thin images, weight loss diets, and Lifetime movies depicting eating disorders. I watched gymnastics, and I remember writing a mini-research report in middle school about a gymnast with an eating disorder. She was … Continue reading Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?
Our July writing prompt was, "I see the finish line". The following is a collection of responses we have received from Lane 9 Project community members. Please enjoy the following responses and if you haven't already, write your own! You will find our August prompt at the end of this post. by Joelle Zarcone I … Continue reading I See The Finish Line: A July Prompt Compilation
This is an anonymous post written by a Lane 9 Project contributor. Names have been changed to respect the privacy of family members. “I’m not Emily! I’m not Emily!” Brett screamed hysterically over and over again until I moved my backpack, my books, and physically removed myself from the room. Suddenly...everything had changed. Brett needed … Continue reading Controlling the Demon
What if we started finding one single thing every single day that brings us joy and appreciate it for that moment? The sound of a baby's laugh. The color of the sunrise. Find something that you normally wouldn't pay attention to, let alone acknowledge, and allow it to bring you joy.
The lesson I’ve learned is that success comes in many different forms. Some forms of success just happen to attract more praise and recognition than others.