Thursday, November 03, 2011

heart wrenching project on eating disorders, young people + media




My friend Mark sent me this today and I'm posting it because I have girls, girls with restricted diets due to food allergies, food is always on my mind and 'to do' list for the day.

Like many women, I have never been satisfied with my body. I'm a curvy girl and have always wanted to be bone thin. I remember the times in my life that I was very very thin; when I "nursed" my father through cancer to his passing, while simultaneously nursing my newborn. It seemed that I was most content with my appearance when it was gaunt and my clothes were hanging from my body.

Pregnancy was the only true and healthy time in my life that I embraced my shape and felt like a goddess. We must learn to accept the shape we are given and not be influenced by media. The hardest lesson for a mother with girls, is to project a healthy body image when you truly are struggling yourself, on the inside.

Click here for the full project.