My Struggle With Eating

In the fifth grade, I developed anorexia, bulimia, and purging disorder. I struggled with being bullied everyday and called fat. Everyday, I was weak. I couldn’t run for more than 30 seconds without being tired out. I mainly struggled with purging disorder. I ate not a single thing and puked up everything. I puked up blood many times. I hated myself. But I knew what I was doing wasn’t safe. One day in the summer after sixth grade, I fainted in school. By then, I knew I had to stop. I never told them anything so I had to overcome everything by myself. I went to get help from my friends. They helped me get through one of the hardest parts of my life. I want every person to know that they are beautiful and that they should never go to such extremes to fix themselves to fit society’s image of beauty. 🙂

Joseph, New York