PSA: EATING DISORDERS COME IN ALL SHAPES/SIZES/SHADES/AGES/GENDERS/ABILITIES. And EVERY SINGLE ONE is worthy of recognition, support and treatment. No exceptions. There is no such thing as 'not sick enough' - eating disorders are mental illnesses, not BMI categories. There is no such thing as 'not deserving of recovery' - we all are.
Tomorrow a film that centres the narrative of a young, white, thin-enough-to-be-diagnosed, affluent-enough-to-afford-residential-treatment anorexia sufferer comes out. And for the record, that narrative is NOT the only one worth telling, even though it's the one we hear above all the others. Fat people get eating disorders (and not just binge eating disorder). People of colour get eating disorders. People who can't afford treatment get eating disorders. LGBTQIA+ people get eating disorders. ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE GET EATING DISORDERS, and we should be hearing those people's stories too.
For anyone currently in recovery who's ever been made to believe that their eating disorder isn't valid because of how their body looks - I see you, what you're going through is valid, you deserve recovery SO much, and I'm proud of you for fighting everyday even when the world doesn't recognise it. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. if you're in recovery right now and there's any chance watching that film is going to be harmful for you, please PLEASE don't watch it. Put your mental health first, and keep fighting. ✨
Art by the incredible @meandmyed.art again 🌈