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26 February 2019

Like everybody, I am a complex individual with unique struggles

Through the years post treatment, I have learned and educated people about the fact eating disorders are mental illnesses that are deadly no matter what the weight, shape, background, sexuality or colour of the person.

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25 February 2019

I AN Male

The myths of eating disorders are stopping people getting help. These myths are making people more ill and in my case these myths destroyed my 17-year-old life.

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15 February 2019

Recovery, the hardest yet best decision I've ever made

Anorexia persuaded me that my actions were completely normal. When others behaved differently, they were wrong and I was right.

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8 February 2019

“You Made Yourself this Way”: An Eating Disorder is Never a Choice

Developing an eating disorder is never an active choice. No individual would willingly put themselves through the torture of this type of mental illness...

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30 January 2019

Any day in recovery is better than my best days ill

Throughout the years that I have suffered from an eating disorder, all the attempts that I have made at recovery, I would read other people’s stories and think, “what’s the point? It will never happen for me.”

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25 January 2019

Choose Rediscovery

I used to think that writing about my own story and struggles with an eating disorder was a bit self-absorbed or maybe even pretentious.

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21 January 2019

"The more I tried to take control, the less I could."

I believed no one understood my battle and dug myself a deep hole I did not anticipate I could re-emerge from. By definition, I was a person who was anxious and anorexic. I believed this was who I was, so it could not be changed.

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18 January 2019

Exercise: the double edged sword

In today’s society, so many people are loud-and-proud gym bunnies, constantly posting on social media about PBs, juice cleanses and gruelling, military style workouts.

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16 January 2019

From Surviving to Thriving: Five Years On

Let's rewind five years. A young girl, just 17, her bags packed, sat in the car trembling with fear. Where was I going? What is this place going to be like? Did I really need to go?

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14 January 2019

"There is a life beyond sickness, and it is beautiful."

Recovery. It evokes so many different emotions for different people. It may frighten you, it may frustrate you, it may encourage you. For me, recovery is all that and more.

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11 January 2019

10 ways I survived my first term at university

At the age of eighteen I had my place to study Music in September…however, I was also in the depths of anorexia.

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31 December 2018

On the inside anorexia is tearing me up

Opening up was never easy for me but before the words left my mouth the assessor slammed me down. “Your BMI is high and the ED services won’t see you because of your weight.”

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