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50 Must-Read Books About Eating Disorders
Stories matter. Stories about beautiful, thin girls who look as though they suffer from an eating disorder and who get the help they need and are then cured obscure the ugliness and complexity of disorders which are not just about weight but about having a damaging relationship with food, with your mind, and with your body. This is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and immediately I think — as do many people — of a teenage girl. Blonde, white, well-educated — she goes to a good school and seems to have everything sorted. Initially, she will be rewarded for losing weight — as women are — and then someone typically her mother will be concerned.
Click here to sign up for more stories about Anorexia. Read thousands of Anorexia stories by signing up! Short Stories featuring Anorexia Click here to sign up for more stories about Anorexia. They stick out, protruding as I see her touch them when I walk past her open door. Inspired by today's prompt: obsession. Innocence Lost Is growing up all that it's cracked up to be?
According to the National Eating Disorder Association , eating disorders affect over 70 million people worldwide. Those numbers seem to be rising as well, due to the increased impact media has on our everyday lives. Thankfully, there are plenty of books about eating disorders out there that document the struggles of this issue in ways that are both enlightening and empowering. Here some of the best options for books about eating disorders out there, across several genres. Stephanie Covington Armstrong does not fit the stereotype of a woman with an eating disorder. She grew up poor and hungry in the inner city. Foster care, sexual abuse, and overwhelming insecurity defined her early years.
Fictional Story Archive. Introduction What are Pro-Thinspirational Websites? Her face cringed in disgust as she stared at remnants of her Caesar salad swimming, floating, and then sinking to the bottom of her favorite wishing well. Who would have thought this habit would be so hard to break? Wearing only her grey cotton sports bra and panties, she stood in front of the mirror. Her sclera was covered with small scarlet veins.
Eating-disorder recovery is not easily definable. Recovery and survival from any trauma, mental illness, addiction, or disembodiment of self looks and feels different to and for everyone. One thing is certain: Eating disorders do not discriminate. And all too often, they are neither obvious nor visible in presentation. All too often, they are stigmatized, or silenced altogether. As a writer, performer, and body empowerment advocate, I have spent much of my life sharing my eating-disorder survival story.