In this video, I share three things I wish someone told me when I was struggling with disordered eating.
When I was 12, I turned to anorexia as a coping mechanism. My eating disorder became severe, and I was fortunate to receive professional help in my recovery.
I’m grateful I recovered, especially given that anorexia is the leading cause of death for women ages 15 to 24 (source).
Our future women teachers, healers, politicians, and world leaders are dying before they have a chance to become our future. When eating disorders do not cause death, they still have far-reaching repercussions.
When I was anorexic, the majority of my mental, emotional, and psychic energy went into thinking about food. I lost my passion for life, and was a meek rule-follower. (I am a passionate, tenacious, rule-breaker by nature.)
Eating disorders prevent a woman becoming her true and powerful self, and that’s why I want to initiate conversations and support healing around eating disorders.
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Has your healing journey included disordered eating? What part of this video resonated with you?