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December 18, 2020
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Finding My Advocate Voice: A Note on Disability and Eating Disorder Recovery

Long before therapy, dietitian, and group appointments, my parents took me to countless doctors appointments because of my disability. I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, a medical condition resulting in low vision. My eye disease can cause various degrees of blindness and also can come with a variety of co-existing conditions. I was very aware from a young age that I was a kid with low vision with a handful of potential medical problems…
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December 07, 2020
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The Blessings of The Storms

A quote by N.R. Walker says, “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” There was once a time that I couldn’t fully comprehend much less appreciate what it meant to celebrate progression, hope, peace, and blessings in life. I was always so busy anticipating the challenges ahead…
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November 24, 2020
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Navigating the Thanksgiving Holiday

Apparently it’s November (Mentally: Still in March), and we are approaching another holiday season. The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. Add in recovering from an eating disorder and living through a pandemic, and well… I’ll be under my weighted blanket if anyone needs me. This year has not been an easy one and it’s okay if you are having a hard time. It’s even more important for us to give ourselves grace…
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November 10, 2020
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Embracing My Identity

I want to first thank my beautiful community at The Alliance for asking me to take the time to write about my experience as an LGBTQIA person in eating disorder recovery. I am so proud of all of the lifesaving work that you do and I know in my heart that if I would have had access to your services, my journey towards wanting recovery and believing it was possible would have been easier. I…
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October 30, 2020
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It is OK to STILL Need Help

For the past five years, I called New York City home, a home I worked hard to build for myself. Around 2017, I finally felt the hard work of recovery paying off. Heck, I even felt completely recovered from a fifteen-year battle with my eating disorder. I had done the heavy emotional labor in therapy, I had been to treatment, I was riding the ebb and flow of my emotions, I had found communities who…
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