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What is Your Guitar?

When I bought this guitar, I was at the height of my battle with anorexia and bulimia. I didn’t have the energy to push down the strings or to concentrate. So, I actually took the guitar and I shoved it in the back of my closet. Well, ten years later,…Read More

Dream Big: Bring Your Brokenness

Recovery from both an eating disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, is possible. Here, brave Amie Shields shares her inspirational story of transformation. Amie writes about needing to get to the “roots” of her eating disorder. We all know what happens if we pull a weed up only by the…Read More

Sexual Assault: What I Wish I Had Known as a Teen

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, addiction, depression, and other trauma-related problems. What I know now: if you have to ask yourself whether sex was consensual, it wasn’t. By definition, the idea of consent means that you would know.…Read More

Born Afraid—But Not Defeated

I was born afraid. So, it became no surprise to me now that, by the time I entered college, my high anxiety, sensitivity, and perfectionism had fueled anorexia nervosa. Restricting food decreased anxiety. And, if I ate enough in a binge, I didn’t have to deal with difficult emotions. Controlling…Read More

‘You Don’t Look Like You Have an Eating Disorder’

“You don’t look like you have an eating disorder,” a well-respected (supposed) expert once said to me. He was the first doctor I sought help from — at 22 — when I realized I really did have a problem with food. Since the age of 4, I had battled eating-disordered thoughts.…Read More