Our real stories have been submitted by real people who have recovered and want to share their experiences to provide hope to others that recovery is possible.
We review all stories submitted to us to ensure they don’t contain potentially triggering content. However, as these are personal reflections of experiences with eating disorders – and sometimes other mental health issues – posts may contain themes, topics, and descriptions that you may find difficult or upsetting to read. Please do put your own wellbeing first and if you are feeling vulnerable, scroll past, return another day, or access our support services.
My name is Kate and I am 34 years old. I first developed anorexia when I was 20/21. Since then it has been living with me like a twin. I am fully aware of the anorexia. I do not try to conceal it, and although my mind has not healed completely, I can cope with it much better than before.
Have you heard of ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder before? I hadn’t, until I was 22. This disordered eating I had put up with my whole life was finally given a name…
I’m Sophie, aged 32 and I have recovered from bulimia nervosa. After years of disordered eating and an unhealthy relationship with food and body image…
I’m Hayley, aged 40 and I have recovered from anorexia nervosa. “Make sure our Hayley has the fruit cocktail option for school lunch, I’m trying to watch what she eats”…
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