Let’s celebrate tonight. And for the rest of our lives. Let’s celebrate the fact that I lived and survived. That despite hating myself, I loved myself enough to do this, to put myself before everything for the first time in my life. Let’s celebrate every meal and every battle as a victory. Let’s celebrate because I am still around to see the stars. Let’s celebrate the fact that something mattered more to me than being skinny, than conforming to society’s absurd standards: let’s celebrate me.
Here’s to a week for the unconventional before and after photos, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For most of my life, I’ve been heavier, and consequently shamed and belittled for my weight. When I started college, however, I weighed 103 pounds, was eating 400-600 calories a day, doing about 90 minutes of cardio daily, and most importantly, I was anorexic. I was 15 pounds underweight, but no one thought to say anything because they were too busy applauding me for my unnatural weight loss. This is me calling them out. This is my telling them they were wrong. This is me thanking my real life and tumblr friends for everything they done to get me to the wonderful place I am today. So fuck you traditional pictures of “healthy”, I may be fat, but I beat my eating disorder.
FUCK YEA this makes me ridiculously happy.
I believe awareness is a lifetime, not just a week:)
Posting this pic in celebration of a year and a half of beating my eating disorder. I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t here to see and dance with this little one. I never would have guessed my life would be as amazing as it is now and I am so beyond thankful and happy!
#EDAW day two. Debunking myths; in fact the majority of people with eating disorders are NOT underweight.
"Pro-eating disorders content has become a serious problem on many social media platforms. But this NEDAwareness Week, we’re teaming up with Instagram to spread the message that recovery is real with the #CaptureHope campaign!
For this campaign to succeed, we need your help! We’re asking NEDA supporters to participate in the campaign by posting images on Instagram and tagging them #CaptureHope during NEDAwareness Week (Feb. 23-Mar. 1). These images can be anything that inspires hope for you.”