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Simply Complicated.

Note: This is NOT a review of Demi Lovato's documentary "Simply Complicated." This piece discusses my experience watching it & the positive impact it had on my recovery. Content Warning: eating disorder behaviors About a week ago the inspirational Demi Lovato came out with a very honest and raw documentary. As most of you know... Continue Reading →

I Am Still Here

Content Warning: This post is about the anniversary of my suicide attempt. I have not described any details of the actual attempt, but I wanted to give a warning as to what this post's topic is. Five years ago I tried to take my own life. August 27th will always be a difficult day for me. It's... Continue Reading →

This Goodbye Is Different 

(Hopefully) in a few hours, I will be boarding a plane that's destination is Raleigh, North Carolina. I say hopefully because I'm currently in Chicago, and my connecting flight to Raleigh was canceled. Now I'm just waiting and crossing my fingers and toes that the flight attendant will call me from the standby list to... Continue Reading →

Review of “To The Bone”

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders This past weekend I watched the much-anticipated film To The Bone, and these were my initial reactions: what the hell was that? it was completely unrealistic. it made the treatment seem like a joke, it emphasized the already stereotypical body type associated with anorexia. they barely focussed on recovery. the therapist didn't... Continue Reading →

I’m Scared Too

Trigger Warning: disordered thoughts, heavily retouched photo For those of you who follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook have probably noticed that I've been participating in Kenzie Brenna's #SelfLoveBootcamp for the month of July. There's a different theme every day, and I've honestly found it really helpful so far. I... Continue Reading →

Conquering the Slippery Slope

  When I was a little girl I exercised because I enjoyed it. I did ballet from age four to fourteen because I was in love with the grace and beauty of the movements, and how happy it made me feel. I took swim lessons from age five to eleven because there was something so... Continue Reading →

PCC Reflection

Content Warning: Eating disorder behaviors Yesterday I had my last final of spring term, and that concluded my time at Portland Community College. My first term was actually fall of 2015, but I ended up withdrawing from all of my classes after the second week. After taking a little over a year off after finishing... Continue Reading →

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