Found Wanting: Burning With Anger, The Hidden Truth of Eating Disorders

At my childhood best friend Ashley’s house, the pantry was big enough to sit in, and when we were bored, we did just that, eating whatever was around us. The pantry was long and narrow, cool and dark, with hardwood floors obscured by tins of flour and multi-flavored popcorn. It was a tight squeeze, and […]

About Christina Larocco

Christina Larocco is a writer and historian based in Philadelphia, where she is the editor-in-chief of a scholarly journal and a prose editor for Cleaver Magazine. Her creative nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Avidly, Footnote, and Weird Sister. She is writing a biography-in-essays of nineteenth-century abolitionist and feminist Martha Schofield.

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Best Friend

Anorexia She’s there when no-one else is She’s my late night conversations when I’m too hungry to sleep She’s keeping me calm as I lose control of my world She’s protecting me from everyone My best friend Photo Credit: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc About Rachelle CameronMy name is Rachelle Cameron, I am 27 […]

About Rachelle Cameron

My name is Rachelle Cameron, I am 27 years old and have been writing for many years. I have been published in the online journal for my poetry. I am planning to return to school for a psychology degree and to become an eating disorder specialist and open a treatment center.

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Why Can’t I Look Like Stevie Nicks?

Still, I believed I needed to look good to be happy. I worked out like crazy and tried to hide my bad teeth, which had been further damaged in a bicycle accident. Even after I found a great boyfriend who convinced me to get help for my eating disorder—probably saving my life in the process—I hated looking in mirrors.

About Mary Rowen

Mary Rowen is a writer and blogger who often writes about women of various ages growing up or figuring out what they want from this world. She grew up in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley, graduated from Providence College, and has worked as a teacher, marketing writer, and political canvasser. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, two teenage children, dog and cat.

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A Letter from Recovery

I savored each glossy page, mistaking the world contained within you for reality. As I looked at “who wore it better” and “baby bump or burger” you taught me my first lessons about my body. You showed me that life was a competition, and to win you needed a toned tummy.

About Elizabeth Harvey

Elizabeth Harvey attends McGill University in Montreal. She studies Microbiology and Immunology and hopes to become a doctor one day. In the meantime, she works on cultivating her passion for old movies, spending time with loved ones, and (of course) recovery.

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