Why I Won’t Ever Identify As Recovered.

Having had an eating disorder is a significant part of my identity. I wish it wasn’t. I wish that I had never believed that my worth was tied up in my body size or appearance. I wish that I had never been taught to be ashamed of or to hide parts of my body and experience. That I had never fallen prey to the idea that the only way I could take up space in this world was to shrink myself. I wish that I could wave a magic wand and take away all eating disorders from those who suffer from them. And, while I’m at it, wave that magic wand, and secure a reality in which none of my 3 daughters (or any of your children) ever experience body oppression or experience the belief that their body is wrong

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Maria Paredes, PhD, LPCS, CEDS-S

Three Birds

Counseling and Clinical Supervision, PLLC

Tel: 336-430-6694

Email: threebirdscounseling@gmail.com

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