When I look at friends who have struggled or who are struggling with eating disorders, I see women who are wrestling head-on with some of life’s biggest questions and seeking Other Worlds of strength and endurance. Probing their bodies and hoping to find the answers to their questions.… Read More a body of metaphor: strength, endurance, women, and eating disorders
Health isn’t a black-and-white, all-or-nothing issue. It’s a messy, complicated, sliding spectrum that itself contains many spectrums, and it isn’t nearly as simple as what someone looks like. … Read More health is not a binary.
hey, everyone, I know this poem is a little dark. suffice it to say that I am not condoning eating disorders or glorifying any sort of mental illness, addiction, or self-harming habit. these things suck the life out of you, and they hurt so fucking bad. but I also want to say this: people choose… Read More elegy to an eating disorder
I had to control my body and my appetite and everything I felt because everything I felt was so confusing; I constantly worried I was doing or about to do something wrong.… Read More delusions of grandeur
There are too many hills. I am not going back to that dark place, and I am not letting those habits eat me alive.… Read More when the mountains kept me here