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The Power of Ed

My eating disorder has been the most influential part of my life. Growing up, it wasn’t my mom, my dad, or a favourite teacher who I chose as my role model. It was Ed. I wanted to be skinny, pretty, special, and lovable; all things that were, in my mind the things my eating disorder was and could make me.  For as long as I can remember I idolized being skinny.  Every day I found some new flaw, something new to concentrate my hate on...

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Me, Myself and ED

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Me, Myself and ED

My eating disorder has been a part of my life ever since I was 5 years old. It has always been so much of who I am and how I identified myself. When I was diagnosed two years ago, I started to question everything about who I was; from the types of hobbies I had, to the people I was friends with. I struggled to figure out who I was and where I fit in. Through it all writing has always been the way I dealt with what I was feeling. From writing short stories in elementary school to writing about my experiences, it has always been my way of coping. My name is Hannah Baxter, I am 18 years old and this is my story.My eating disorder has been a part of my life ever since I was 5 years old. It has always been so much of who I am and how I identified myself. When I was diagnosed two years ago, I started to question everything about who I was; from the types of hobbies I had, to the people I was friends with. I struggled to figure out who I was and where I fit in. Through it all writing has always been the way I dealt with what I was feeling. From writing short stories in elementary school to writing about my experiences, it has always been my way of coping. My name is Hannah Baxter, I am 18 years old and this is my story...

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