Brilliant words written by Katie Locke, for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month, February 2014.
Be a friend. Tell a friend. Get help. Help a friend get help. <3
I share Katie’s post in memory of two of my own beloved friends, Sarah and Tierney, gone too soon. <3
Thank you, Katie, for your bravery and honesty in sharing your story. I know it will help so many people!
Take care of yourselves and take care of each other,
Originally posted on Katherine Locke:
I wish that there was a way for people to experience an eating disorder safely so they understood what it’s like living inside that mind. One of my best friends who goes by SiriCerasi online is blogging about eating disorders here (mega trigger warning) and she’s doing a beautiful eloquent job.
In particular, she said this at the end of a recent blog post:
Each day, I am a survivor. Each day, I don’t let the eating disorder or the depression or the anxiety win, because each day ends with me still alive.
Want to know what it’s like to have an eating disorder?
Every now and then, you google the names of the girls and guys you met online, in livejournal communities, on xanga (I’m dating myself here), on tumblr, on instagram, and on Facebook, to see if they’re still alive.
You. Google. Names. To. Find. Out. If. They’re…
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