Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?

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?

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Worthwhile, whatever shape you are

L9P Community Post: Julia Werth I sat nervously on the edge of a hospital bed, hands tucked under my thighs, lips pressed together, swinging my feet back and forth, hoping. Please say it isn’t broken. Please, please, please. It was my first week of college and instead of getting comfortable with the enormous library (or … Continue reading Worthwhile, whatever shape you are

Enough

L9P Community Post: Mary Johnson The pressure was constant. It started in kindergarten: You’re not mature enough to do reading class with the first graders. Then 2nd grade: You’ll be a camel in the nativity play because you’re not small enough to be an angel. 5th grade: You’re not cool enough to play with us. … Continue reading Enough