Growing up, I didn’t know what an eating disorder was because we never talked about it in our household. Or at school. Or in any media.
All I knew is that girls wanted to be skinny and if you were hungry, you were supposed to “eat a handful of almonds.” When I had inevitably developed an eating disorder but then had been fortunate enough to find the help to overcome it, I was always surprised by how quickly seemingly mundane things would trigger my disordered thoughts.
I was always told that “the real world doesn’t come with trigger warnings” but that’s not true. We have “peanut allergy” labels for snacks and “high voltage” stickers on electricity panels.Read more on themighty.com