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My beautiful 13 year old daughter has anorexia w/bulemic tendencies & self harms.The beautiful girl that you see below, started with an eating disorder in January mainly due to bullying, peer pressure  and social media .

I am a single mother, doing this on my own. I would do anything for her but she's always at least two to two and a half miles away from me.  I always try to visit at least 2 times a week as financially as I can. I can imagine the stress it puts on the family, especially knowing how much stress it puts on me, but loving her is what keeps me going.  She is my heart and will keep me going until the end and she comes out stronger.
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L. Donovan 
My name is Linda and I am 50 years old.  I have been married for almost 25 years, I am a registered nurse by training, graduating from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio and I have a bachelors in Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College.  I have worked in a health care organization since college graduation Read more...

M Gazzara
My eating disorder story comes from the perspective of an athlete. I am also a male. Although my anorexia was minor and short lived, lasting only 6 months, I learned a lot from the experience. I learned how anorexia can spiral deeper until it consumes one’s life. Read more...

Interview - Laura F.

I am out in every way possible, I'm out as a lesbian, as a recovering alcoholic, my bulimia, compulsive over eating, drug addiction, about my cigarette smoking. It’s a part of my story. Read more...

Interview - Meryl B.
My eating was always sneak eating, and I think it started at age 4. At age 4, I was really connected to my Dad and he started traveling for work. He would leave on Monday and come back on Friday. Read more...

Interview - Stephanie C.
I usually out myself as a big Twelve Step girl; on Saturday morning I was speaking at a meeting. I owe my recovery to the twelve steps. I'm recovered from bulimia, anorexia, exercise bulimia, orthorexia, laxatives, I've got a whole list. I am completely recovered from all of it, but I do identify as a compulsive over eater because that is how I gauge my relationship with food in my life. Read more...

Interview - Nancy H.
I was not aware of them (eating disorders) until she (my daughter) dropped so much weight. Looking back at my own history there was something going on, but I'm not sure what it was. Not anorexia, but I was always on a diet in high school. Read more...

Interview - Nadine P.
I struggled with it (eating disorders) since I was 12 years old. When I was in my teenage years I had no idea what was wrong with me, I just knew I couldn't manage my eating. I was binging everyday. Read more...

Interview - K. Miller
When I was younger I was anorexic but as I got older, it turned into drug use, bulimia and over- eating. I am 33 years old now and have been in recovery for about 5 years. Read more...

Interview - Jill T.
I was a professional dancer my whole childhood. When I was 18, I moved to New York and that’s when it really began. I was told to watch my weight. I decided to start to diet and lose a couple of pounds and one thing led to another and I stopped eating and started exercising obsessively. I did begin to lose weight and was praised for that, which really fed into my disorder. Read more...

Interview - Barbara G.
It started with family appearance and the way I looked. When I got my (drivers) license, it gave me permission and freedom to go binge and purge. When I got to college, I didn't have my parents looking after me so it got worse. After I got married and had kids, I gained a lot of weight so I started binging and purging again. My father passed away from cancer and my mother and I are estranged. Read more...

Interview - Eve E.
My eating disorder started when I was 18. I ate and ate. I remember being conscious of it. My mom had cancer and my dad was off in the war. I turned to food. Food was my drug of choice. Read more...

Interview - Hannah H.
I don't think I was conscious of it starting. I remember calling my mom and telling her I wasn't happy. I told her didn't know how to eat. Read more...

Not Alone - David G.
My name is David and I'm a recovering compulsive overeater and bulimic. One of the first memories I have of childhood was when my father, this hulking, intimidating man, grabbed my overweight sister by the chin, shoved her against the wall and started calling her a fat cunt. I was about three or four years old at the time, a cute little boy with long, golden hair. Always trying to be the referee and make things okay, I got in between my father and sister and started screaming at my father. “Dad, you’re hurting her!” Read more...

Good Enough - Katie S.
As I begin writing this, I'm already worried it won't be good enough. The perfectionism kicks in. I want it to be eloquent, witty, captivating and to flow effortlessly. I’ve already re-worded the first sentence. I remember being five years old and visiting the Sesame Street Club. My best friend and I both got our faces painted with little rainbows. Hers was painted so neatly and perfectly. Mine was messy with thick, smudgy lines. It bothered me the entire day. This theme would stick with me well into adulthood. Read more...

Start Living Now - A.M., Los Angeles
"How did I end up here?" That's a question I asked myself constantly. Sitting in the florescent flickering lights of that place. The place I came three times a week. The place I dreaded and hated. The place that felt like a prison sentence, but still, I dragged my sorry ass body to that place every week. "How did I end up here?" I'll tell you how I ended up there... Read more...

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