It's coming! 💜
For all of my new followers, let me explain what 'Stop the Stigma' is. It is a book that addresses each of the above stigmas with science, insight and lived experience. My aim for this book is to start conversation about ED's and highlight the reality of them. ED's aren't glamorous diets that people choose to have. They are fatal mental illnesses that stem from a biological basis. 'Stop the Stigma' will be the first of its kind and utilises the stories of those with experience of an ED and the discrimination that comes along with it. It is free and will be available to download as a PDF file on my website in early August.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project. With every story I read, I am amazed and baffled by how under educated society is about Eating Disorders. I hope this book can show you that you are not alone, that there are people in this world going through the same thing; and that you can print this out and give it to every doctor who turns you away for not "looking like you have an Eating Disorder".
Sorting through all your amazing stories is tough work, so I apologise if I haven't replied to you yet. I am using every story in some way or another, so I can assure you that you will see your writing in this book. Submissions for stories are unfortunately closed because as much as I'd love to read everybody's story, I am only one person. Perhaps there will be scope for a sequel to this book one day, and then I will reopen submissions 💜