Anorexia, the Impossible Subject

A recent article, “Anorexia, the Impossible Subject” by Alice Gregory, published in The New Yorker has made me reconsider the way we speak and write about eating disorders. In response to Kelsey Osgood’s newly-published book, How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia”, Alice Gregory builds on the argument that much of contemporary literature about anorexia paradoxically glamourizes the disease rather than exposing its dark and deadly nature...

Why I Share My Story

I know many anorexics, bulimics, and other disordered eaters who prefer to keep their experiences tightly under wraps - a book bound, locked, and hidden under the floorboards. And I can understand why - who wants to reopen old wounds or expose what might be perceived as weaknesses? But somehow, I’ve never really felt that way. For the most part, I’ve always been quite open about my life as an anorexic in recovery, from the moment I was first diagnosed. Why? Well, a few reasons come to mind…