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On Finding Balance

In January, I tend to see a lot of posts on social media that fall into one of two categories: The first are the traditional new year’s resolutions about “New Year, New Me,” fad diets, and exercise goals. The second, increasingly common message is one of body positivity and self love. Considering the fact that I am embarking on a wellness journey of my own, I’ve struggled with where to place myself in this dichotomy. Does changing my eating habits, trying to lose weight and get in shape mean that I don’t love myself? Does it mean that I’m telling others that they’re unworthy of being loved as they are? Unworthy of taking up space in this world? Age 11, shortly after my struggle with body image began. My relationship with food and with my body has always been a complicated one. When I was 11 years old, I developed…

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