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 su