Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
– J.K. Rowling
I am a twenty-something writer living in New York City, working at a university, and recovering from anorexia nervosa. After more than 11 years of living with an eating disorder, I admitted myself to a treatment program in December 2013, and have been working toward recovery ever since. Now, in these later stages, I find myself standing in a sort of middle ground — en route to recovery, but still far from the finish line.
This blog offers a view from that middle ground to anyone who has ever been touched by an eating disorder — survivors, supporters, professionals, and anyone who simply wants to know more. Through this blog, I am reclaiming the voice that anorexia took from me. By speaking out, I hope to stay on this side of recovery, and, just maybe, help others along the way.