Sharing my lowest weight is something I have been thinking about for quite some time. This is the stigma surrounding mental health. Sometimes someone writes something in a newspaper; says something in an interview or posts something on Facebook which isn’t true. As much as it saddens and angers me, I am sure that there […]Read More My Lowest Weight in kg and stone
Dear Cosmopolitan, I’ve just seen your post, from May 2016 (sorry I’m late), titled ’14 Things Only Girls With Anxiety Will Understand’. First of all, congratulations on your choice of cute, pastel coloured medication as illustration. It completely and entirely sums up what being on medication for anxiety is all about. As someone who is […]Read More 14 Things Only Girls With Anxiety Will Understand
Raising awareness is a double-edged sword. I do it because I lived with flesh-scraping anxiety for too long before I realised it were an actual, diagnosable illness, and much longer than that before anyone gave me any help. On the other hand, I am highly aware that, the more I post about living with, through […]Read More I AM THE SICKEST
I want you to know that it’s OK to eat meat. I am in no way, shape or form against vegetarianism or veganism: they are both life choices which I respect but do not choose to make. I have best friends who are both vegan and vegetarian. I also have best friends who eat meat. What […]Read More Why I Like my Sausages Porky
When I was inpatient, it was a running joke that new admissions would always have had ‘the worst anorexia in the world ever’, a claim backed up with evidence – usually blood-test related – from a medical professional: “My consultant had never met anyone as anaemic as me.”; “I had the lowest temperature of anyone ever […]Read More My Big Mouth
To say I was shocked, dear bleaders, when recent media coverage of the Instagram ‘recovery community’ raved about its vair marveyness is a definite understatement wrapped in a vest. For the – luckily – uninitiated, the self-titled ‘recovery community’ is a group of, mainly young, people living with anorexia who post photos of their diet (also […]Read More Instagood idea?