I told myself binge eating wasn’t a “real” eating disorder

It’s somebody’s birthday and I’ve baked a cheesecake I’m very proud of. I’m in my early teens, maybe 13 and I’m on a diet. During our traditional birthday coffee and cake celebration, I’ve proudly refused to eat a piece of the cake I baked because I’m trying to lose weight. My family members ask me to have a piece multiple times. The more they ask, the more I refuse, the more righteous I…

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Juliane Bergmann

Juliane Bergmann

I love words and people and “…conversations that it seemed a sin to break off: the ones that made the sacrifice of the following day a trivial one.” — Hitchens