I’ve decided that I’m going to open submissions for you guys.
My idea is that you can take a picture of yourself, your whole body or parts that you like, or just a selfie and then write the good things about yourself. It can be about your personality or what part of your body you like and why and a small part of your journey.
I thought it would be a nice way for you all to see parts of eachother and appreciate that we are all on this journey together.
If you guys like this idea, like or reblog this post and if this post get over 20 likes, I’ll open submissions as soon as it hits 20.
:) I will post one as soon as we hit the goal so I can share a part of my journey and positivity with you all!
If you guys have any ideas of new things I can do on this tumblr, let me know because I created this space for all of you to feel safe and happy so I care a lot about your opinions!
Please just make sure to let me know if you want to be anonymous or not. If you do, just select the anonymous tag!
My journey of body confidence has taken a long time, a very long time. I remember being a 10 year old girl, struggling with sexual abuse in secret and finding any way to destroy my body to deal with it without even realising what I was doing was extremely dangerous.
I had a baby at 17, and was my healthiest during pregnancy, making sure my baby would be healthy. Three and a half years later, he is healthy, handsome and amazing. I thank myself every day for not giving in to the thoughts I had as I grew.
At 19, I destroyed my body, as I dealt badly with my mental health and ended up being involuntarily admitted to hospital because my BMI had dropped drastically in such a small amount of time.
Now at 21, nearly 22, I am the most confident and self aware than I ever have been in my life. I don’t worry as much at what I eat and don’t restrict myself because a healthy body equals a healthy brain. I still have a little bit more weight to put on, but I am definitely getting there and not destroying myself physically anymore. I know now that it’s normal for my stomach to grow throughout the day as I consume food. I don’t crave a completely flat stomach anymore, it’s okay to have to squeeze into my jeans and I dress the way I want to.
I am not completely 100% happy, but I am the happiest I have ever been and I have finally gotten to a pretty good place with myself. I am proud of myself for getting here, to this place where I’m okay with the body I see every day and that’s a big deal, I never thought I would call myself a recovering anorexic, but I am and it feels fucking awesome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.