I will not be quiet. There’s a little girl inside of me, Hair the color of sunlight and eyes holding secrets of the moon And she sits in the back of the class And she holds the answers in her head but never upon her tongue And it is because of her; I will not […]
At thirteen years old, I dreamed of the day that I could go to college, because I wanted the freedom of having no one there to watch me eat. I figured that I would no longer have to suffer the pain of purging if I could simply restrict to the point of no return. So […]
It’s no secret that I’ve spent a good chunk of my life battling an eating disorder. In fact, mental health advocacy and writing have become the thing that I’m most well known for nowadays.
So many times over the past year, I’ve sort of taken a step back and looked at my life. And when I do, I think to myself, “Wow, I’ve really let myself go.” I’m so glad that I did.
A People Pleaser’s Guide to Being Disliked For the majority of my primary school career, I was a rather neutral figure. People knew who I was; I was involved, I held leadership positions, I spent time flitting between a pretty wide variety of social circles. But I was never a person who other people talked […]