Wednesday, October 24, 2012
imperfect prose on thursdays: about a skinny girl who wrote an eating disorder book
Maybe it’s one of the reasons I whisper hallelujah each time I find a boy in my womb growing long and limber, although I know eating disorders are just as real for them, 25 per cent real in fact, and we just don’t realize it.
That men sometimes hide in toilet bowls and candy wrappers and weigh scales, but 75 % of women struggle with disordered eating and I never really wanted to have a girl. I never really liked the color pink, and I still struggle with OCD and I joke that it’s like ADD only different acronyms but when the stress becomes high it’s truly debilitating.
Prayer is the only antidote and if I did have a girl, I fear I’d always be adjusting her pink ribbons...
(over at my beautiful friend Amber Haines' place today, HERE, where she's also giving away a copy of Chasing Silhouettes... won't you join us? but first, please link your imperfect prose below! xo)
every wednesday and thursday, we gather together to celebrate redemption. here are the details:
1. link up a post (old or new) that you feel is 'broken' or 'imperfect' or somehow redemptive
2. put the 'imperfect prose' button at the bottom of your post, so others can find their way back here (see button code in right-hand column of my blog)
3. read other's prose, and encourage them!