My name is Jes (100mugsofcoffee.tumblr.com) and I am in recovery for anorexia. This blog is a way to spread awareness for my project, No More Silence - The Book.
I am wanting to get together as many different stories I can about people’s personal struggles with their eating disorders and giving people a glimpse into their lives. I want this book to be as open and honest as possible, so that people may get the chance to truly understand how diverse eating disorders really are.
If you are a writer, or you have written something about your eating disorder, please contact me. You can be anonymous or not, it is completely up to you.
Write about your struggles, when your eating disorder started, what you have/were diagnosed with, how it affected you and everyone else in your life and where you are currently (recovery or relapse). I want the stories to be between 500-1000 words, no more than that since I am wanting to get together as many stories as I possibly can.
If you are interested, please either message me here in my inbox or email me at email@example.com for more information.
I will be doing fundraising, but first I need enough stories to get people interested in the book.
I really hope I can do this, but I can’t without the stories. They are the most important things. People need to understand better, so this is a way to raise awareness and get your story out there.
Please let people know and get my idea out there, the more people that know and want to contribute, the bigger chance I have of actually achieving the goal. So please feel free to reblog this post or make a post of your own, letting people know what I am wanting to do and let me know.
Also, feel free to follow this Tumblr, I will be giving updates along the way.
Love you all.
Everyone in the eating disorder community should reblog this and spread the word about this! Make sure to watch the full version too, so powerful :O
Check this out guys! I’m in it and it’s an amazing project by lovely Elijah!
We were all given one body, just one. Why do we feel the need to destroy it and loathe it so much? We fast, and binge, and purge, and cut. We are cursed with mental illnesses that make us hate our brains and our bodies and some of us are unable to fight the darkness deep inside of us.
But now it’s time.
It’s time to tell yourself, “I deserve better.”
Because we all do. We deserve a future, full of love, and family, and friends, and dreams and goals. There is so much positivity we can fill our lives up with. The more we allow the good things into our lives and the more we tell ourselves that our life can be fuller, the more we can slowly push all of that self hate and anger outwards to make more room for good days.
I know it is difficult, and I know that sometimes you feel like you can’t take anymore. But I promise you, the more you fight, the stronger you will become. It is possible. It is exhausting and a rollercoaster of emotions, but I promise you it is possible. You dont have to do it alone, I am here, and many other people are here for you too.
So when it gets too difficult, reach out for help, because you deserve a much fuller life. Just remember, please don’t stop fighting, because one day it will all be worth the pain, and tears.
If you need to talk, I’ll listen.