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
If something about your mood or disposition feels "off", it's not about the food. If you've never had any issue eating all food groups, but suddenly have an insatiable desire to change something—anything—it's not about the food. If you're running, or training, or life, isn't going well, it's not about the food. (Unless you're not … Continue reading It’s not about the food
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?