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Peer Support- Yay or Nay?

Peer Support- Yay or Nay?

Peer Support Groups- a glorified bitching session or a viable support source?

Honesty Post

Honesty Post

Am I the only person affected by an eating disorder that struggles this badly?

My story is not following my scripted arc; does this invalidate my experience?

Are positive stories with perfect outcomes the only ones worth sharing?

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017

It is important to remember that an eating disorder is not a diet- it is an illness. Someone who hates themselves, hates the way they look, feels unfit to show themselves in public, feels disgust and shame at the natural cravings of their human body, no longer has the perspective to see what they really look like,  place little to no value on things outside of their weight and food, and live in constant pain, suffering from chronic cold, poor circulation, dizziness, fatigue and mental sluggishness, did not choose this life. It starts with a diet, but no one imagines looking a year down the line and seeing someone they don't even recognise. An eating disorder is not a choice- it is a leech. It sticks to you, sucking everything from you, mind and body until you have nothing left.

Ana, Do You Love Me Now?

Ana, Do You Love Me Now?

“We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.”

― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Pro-Ana. Thinspo. The Cult of Thin.

The Exposé

The Exposé

I am Clodagh.

I am a yogi, an entrepreneur, a feminist, a teacher and a writer.

I am pro-choice, pro-democracy and pro-pineapple on pizza.

I am a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece and a cousin, a friend and a confidant.

I am a gym lover; a squatting, lifting, running, jumping, pushing, pulling, fitness freak.

I like the smell of old books, good Rioja, the thrum of jazz, incense and fairy lights.

I am many things. One of which, is an Anorexic.