Ed Doesn't Discriminate

Gender, Age, Weight, Social Status, Ed doesn't care and will take whatever he can find. In recovery I learned with the many incredible people I met in treatment was Ed doesn't even come close to discrimination.

I like to think that the person who was checking out if front of me at the grocery store could have been struggling with bulimia and I just didn't know.

You may think because a girl or boy comes from a family with a lot of money, they must be the happiest people in the world. Money can never buy happiness and there is a lot of pressure from the media and society to be thin. One must look a certain way to be beautiful or accepted, so the media says. We believe those lies and it is time to take a stand against them.

People also believe the only girls suffer from eating disorders, but actually according to ANAD, (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) over 20 million women and 10 million men suffer with eating disorders. This is a number that is only rising.

The biggest myth of all is that eating disorders come in one shape and one size. People who suffer from bulimia can actually be of a normal weight. Just because someone looks healthy on the outside doesn't mean they are healthy on the inside. At some of my worst times with my eating disorder, I was at a normal weight and people would have had no idea that I was struggling. Just because you aren't a certain size or number doesn't mean that you don't have an eating disorder nor does it mean that you don't deserve treatment.

It is time that we all come together and educate others on the myths and facts of eating disorders. Just by educating on how Ed doesn't discriminate can help save someones life or stop someone from bullying others. Your words matter. We need more people to speak up! Let others know that Ed doesn't discriminate and if you are suffering from an eating disorder, never think it is too early to get help. The earlier caught, the better.

Keep on all!

Mallory xo

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