This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. In a special section of USA Today, National Eating Disorder Association CEO Claire Mysko advocates for awareness and action:
By Hailey Meyer
Eating disorders are about so much more than physical appearance or a desire to lose weight. They are about fear, feelings of inadequacy, crippling anxiety, and an overpowering voice in your head constantly telling you you're not good enough.
“You are a liar. You tell me I am worthless, and unworthy. You say I am not worth fighting for. You tell me I am undesirable and unpleasant. According to you, I am ugly and overweight, incapable and broken.
By Sara Goniea, Remuda Alumna
Once, I wanted to vanish. My body was a vessel to be tamed, broken, tortured, ignored, and forced into submission. I conveniently forgot that without it I didn't exist; frankly, at that point, I often wished I didn't exist.
By Kelsea Rausch, 2006 Remuda Alumna
The question of when I learned to love my body is a difficult one to answer. I started my journey of recovery almost 11 years ago now, and just as it has been for many people, it’s been a bumpy road.
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