It is only until fairly recently that we as a society have begun to speak up about mental health. Mental health was very much a taboo subject resulting in averagely little knowledge and understanding across the nation. The lack of awareness could assume the reason why people might feel reluctant to opening up and getting … Continue reading Why Are We So Ashamed?
Sponsor me in The Big Jump In a moment of slight madness, I have decided to do a sponsored skydive for BEAT, the UK's leading eating disorder charity. I have never done a skydive before, this might be the last, but it's something I've always wanted to give a go. BEAT are an amazing charity … Continue reading The Big Jump
As a recovering anorexic, I face body image issues everyday. These anxieties around my body have a huge impact on the ability to live my life. Some of the things it has affected the most are my social life, intimacy and even getting dressed in the morning. Daily, I find myself in front of the … Continue reading Shame Has No Size
In my journey of finding body positivity, I came across diet culture. I always knew about diets and have been on many in my short life but never actually knew it was a ‘culture’ that dictates a large part of society. In short, diet culture is a movement that encourages people to progress towards the … Continue reading Give Diet Culture the Middle Finger
Long term relationships go through many highs and lows. Dealing with an eating disorder whilst juggling a relationship can be the biggest test of your strength. They don’t say “through sickness and in health” for no reason. Trying to understand what a person with an eating disorder is going through can be incredibly difficult; especially … Continue reading The Other Half of Anorexia
“Wow you’ve lost so much weight, you look amazing!” “How did you do it, what’s your secret?” These were the typical responses from people when I was entering a deep black pit of destruction they call anorexia. I went to a dance college so as you can imagine, appearance was the hot topic. This is … Continue reading Why Not to Tell a Girl They’ve Lost Weight
Thanks for joining me you perfect people. My name is Megan and I'm here to combat the issues we face in hating our bodies and talking openly about mental health. I have suffered from Anorexia Nervosa for many years so I have had plenty of experience with hating my body. The pressures of society enforce … Continue reading The Journey Begins