(Not me) This morning, in one of my Psych classes, we were talking about eating disorders- anorexia and bulimia, to be more specific- and the professor asked if anyone knew someone who has experienced an eating disorder. For some reason, me and my stupid ass decided that I was ready to share my experiences, and who are the best people to know than the very strangers I go to class with. So I got up (by request of the professor) so that everyone could see and hear me, and told them a watered down version of my story. I told them of anorexia, told them of my hospitalization, of my release, and of my move to the States. Of course I left out the parts where I ran away from the hospital and was brought back, of my drug use, of my escape to a different city- basically all the juicy parts. They listened, some with horrified faces, some with no expression at all. After the lecture was over, I went on my way feeling pretty good about the fact that I was able to speak about something like this. A few minutes later, I found myself in the bathroom stall, going about my business when I heard the door to the bathroom open and three very loud girls walked in, slamming it shut. They were talking about what they're going to have for lunch when one of them said "So how about that anorexic girl from class! Man what a freak!". I froze. Maybe they weren't talking about me, I thought so I peeked through the gap between the door and the stall wall. No matter how much I hoped I wouldn't know them, I recognized them instantly. They sat in the row below me, I watched them take their seats every class, so there was no mistake. "Yeah right? I bet she just did it for attention" another one added. "She, like, doesn't even LOOK anorexic though, aren't you supposed to be skin and bones or some shit?" finished the first. The three laughed. Not to long after that, they left the bathroom. As soon as I heard that door close, I ran out of the stall and grabbed onto the sink to steady myself. It pisses me off that people can't seem to understand that eating disorders are illnesses of the MIND not BODY. You don't have to look like the stereotypes to have the disorder?? Fucking hell.